Engineer - Product Development

Oakley - Foothill Ranch CA

Posted: December 22nd, 2020


The Engineer- Product (Product Development) will be responsible for the development of bringing to life the designs that will lead innovation in new eyewear at Oakley.

Major Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the mechanical/technical development of new eyewear models
  • Responsible for the mechanical engineering, material selection, tool and process design, technical drawings, and PLM.
  • Lead multiple project schedule coordination and tracking within a fast paced product development environment.
  • Participate and may lead cross functional team through new product introduction process from sketch to mass production.
  • Communicate project status to department manager and applicable departments.
  • Initiate continuous improvement and cost reduction programs.
  • Provide innovative solutions to overall industry challenges resulting in occasional patent grants.
  • Limited travel to international factories.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or relevant discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with ability to interface effectively with others at all levels of the organization, ranging from senior vice presidents to product assembly teams.
  • Well versed in Injection-molded component design and processing.
  • Understanding of metal component manufacturing techniques.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, Kaizen, 6-Sigma, JIT, Set-up Reduction, etc
  • Knowledge of FMEA, DFM and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Proficient in at least one CAD software package (Solidworks/ProE/Rhino/Alias)
  • Proficient in 2D drafting ANSI/ASME standards, best practices, dimensioning & tolerancing, GD&T.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate and listen effectively at all levels.
  • Self-motivated with high sense of urgency, resourcefulness and adaptability.
  • Strong customer orientation. Team work spirit and continuous improvement mind set.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous project management experience.
  • Hands on experience with metal fabrication or machine shop experience
  • Proficient in SAP
  • Proficiency and prior use of tools like DOE, CpK, MSA
  • Understanding of product cost composition/structure
  • Photoshop/illustrator experience
  • Eyewear or action sports retail sales experience
  • Bilingual: English + Spanish/Mandarin/Italian

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.

About Oakley

Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.

Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 600 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories. These products represent our commitment to excellence — a passion that redefines what is possible for those who defy their own limits.