Foothill Ranch, California

Requisition ID: 211064 

Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to other global brands like Ray-Ban and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.


The Automation Engineer helps shape the future of automated eyewear assembly! The individual is a hands-on problem solver and self-starter who takes pride in and has a successful track-record of designing, building and implementing automated assembly systems. The Engineer is involved in all the phases of the projects including initial planning, detailed design, construction, commissioning and release.



  • Creates automation and machine design requirements
  • Actively participates in design review, machine wiring, programming, sourcing and deployment on the manufacturing floor
  • Coordinates internal/external resources with Gantt charts to deliver projects on time within scope
  • Designs PLC/HMI/Robotics (programming & creation of technical documents such as IO map, user requirements, functional specifications, detailed design specifications)
  • Creates automation and machine design requirements including 3D drawing design, wiring, programming, safety features, and sourcing
  • Details control schemes with wiring and system drawings for automation projects
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies and proactively recommends revisions and/or improvement
  • Engages in project planning to identify automation opportunities
  • Prepares cost estimates and written technical proposals
  • Generates network communication protocols for various control equipment
  • Develops mechanical/electronic controls integrating assembly stations, 6 axis handling devices and conveyance devices
  • Generates appropriate documentation during each phase of the project: project scope, BOM, Gantt charts, work instructions
  • Improves standards for assembly by working with process, tooling, design and quality engineers to promote defect-free processes.
  • Interacts cross functionally from concept through test runs through the released manufacturing process



  • BS in Engineering
  • 4+ years prior experience in automation
  • Experience in start-up and scaling of high volume production, with an emphasis on ergonomic design, yield improvement, labor and cost reduction
  • Development and introduction of new automations in manufacturing plants
  • Electromechanical systems and assembly process automation experience
  • PLC programming proficient (Ladder Logic and Structured Text) and HMI development (c# language)
  • 3D CAD modeling proficient
  • Vision system and 6-Axis robotics programming/integration knowledge
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multitask and complete targets under minimal supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including team collaboration
  • Understanding of sensors, robotics, complex mechanical designs and various controls for automated systems
  • Good project management skills with ability to create technical documentation and track project status and KPIs
  • Understanding of timeliness, budget, and quality



  • CREO proficiency
  • Cognex, PPT, DVT, or Fanuc knowledge
  • ABB Collaborative Robots, ABB and Denso robots
  • Omron PLC structured text programming
  • Consumer Eyewear Industry
  • Microsoft Project proficiency
  • Lean or SPC Training

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 or e-mail (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

Foothill Ranch, California

Luxottica produces and distributes sun and prescription eyewear of high technical and stylistic quality to improve the well-being and satisfaction of its customers and at the same time create value for employees and the communities in which the Group operates. Every collection, every pair of glasses, is the result of an ongoing process of research and development whose aim is to anticipate and interpret the needs, desires and aspirations of consumers all over the world.

Founded in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio, always involved in protecting eyes and optimising the look of men and women everywhere, the Luxottica Group is now a vertically integrated organization, producing and distributing prescription frames and sunglasses of high technical quality and style.

The constant attention paid to research and development, technological innovation, the adaptation to market evolutions in respect of people and the environment, have led Luxottica through worldwide expansion.


Product design, development and manufacturing take place in Luxottica’s six production facilities in Italy, three factories in China, one in Brazil and one sport sunglasses production facility in the United States. Luxottica also has a small plant in India serving the local market.


The design and quality of Luxottica’s products and strong and well-balanced brand portfolio are known around the world. Proprietary brands include Ray-Ban, one of the world’s best known brands for eyewear, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette. Licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bvlgari, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Starck Eyes, Tiffany, Tory Burch and Versace .

Wholesale distribution

The Group’s wholesale distribution network covers more than 130 countries across five continents and has nearly 50 commercial subsidiaries providing direct operations in key markets. 

Retail distribution

Direct wholesale operations are complemented by an extensive retail network comprising over 7,000 stores worldwide as of December 31, 2014.

Luxottica is a leader in the prescription business in North America with its LensCrafters and Pearle Vision retail brands, in Asia-Pacific with the OPSM and Laubman & Pank brands, in China with the LensCrafters brand and in South America with the GMO brand. In North America, Luxottica operates points of sale for its retail licensed brands under the Sears Optical and Target Optical brands.

Additionally, Luxottica operates one of the largest managed vision care networks in the United States through EyeMed and the second largest lens finishing network, with three central laboratories, over 900 on-site labs at LensCrafters stores, a fully dedicated Oakley lab and an additional facility based in China dedicated to North American optical retail.

Luxottica has a global retail organization to support its sun and luxury retail brands including Sunglass Hut, ILORI and The Optical Shop of Aspen. The Sunglass Hut brand, in particular, has a global presence with stores in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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