Lockbourne, Ohio

Requisition ID: 263101 
Position:Full-Time

 

Luxottica is 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 global brands; Ray-ban, Oakley 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.

To support our global business, Luxottica operates multiple manufacturing and logistics facilities across North America to support our retail stores and wholesale customers.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION 

The Sr Chemist leads physical organic and synthetic organic research and development, including new product and new process development. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Physical organic, synthetic organic, and process chemistry research and development
  • Method development, literature searching and reaction design
  • Chemical apparatus set-up, reactor loading (solvents, raw materials) and unloading on scale from milligram to kilograms
  • Chemical process monitoring and control
  • Purification and related processes (crystallization, chromatography, rotary evaporation, solvent recovery)
  • Characterization including spectroscopy (ultraviolet, visible, infrared) and data analysisRecord keeping and quality control (Laboratory notebooks, Certificates of Analysis)
  • Chemical equipment and instrument preventive maintenance and repair
  • Reporting, both written an oral (Standard Operating Procedures, Production reports)
  • Participation in R&D teams, open communication with colleagues
  • Compliance with safety and environmental regulations (OSHA, EPA) and internal practices

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • PhD, organic chemistry
  • Expertise in handling chemicals and chemical equipment
  • Expertise with analytical equipment including GC, UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopy, Mass Spec, IR, NMR, etc.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on individual projects in a team environment of other chemists and chemical engineers
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Ability to critically analyze professional literature including journals and patents
  • Strengths in math or engineering as evidenced by coursework or job experience

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • PhD, Organic Chemistry with emphasis in both physical and synthetic organic chemistry
  • Expertise in handling chemicals and chemical equipment on kilogram scales
  • Mechanical skills, including skills in designing and setting up chemical reactors
  • Electronics skills, particularly for instrument maintenance
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office applications, SciFinder, ChemDraw, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Polymer characterization (GPC)
  • Electrochemistry including spectroelectrochemistry

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 HRCompliance@luxotticaretail.com (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.

Lockbourne, Ohio

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.

Production

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.

Trademarks

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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