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Automation Engineer

Requisition ID: 77415 


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 7,200 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 assembly of our eyewear. The Automation Engineer is involved in all the phases of projects including initial planning, detailed design, construction, commissioning and release.


  • 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.
  • Designs PLC/HMI/Robotics (programming & creation of technical documents such as user requirements, functional specifications, detailed design specifications).
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies and proactively recommend revisions and/or improvements.
  • Helps other teams succeed through easy-to-use tooling, monitoring, and automation.
  • 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 specifying equipment requirements, verifying and validating its performance, and detailing instructions for operation, maintenance and repair.
  • Improves standards for assembly by working with engineering professionals to promote defect-free processes.
  • Interacts cross functionally from concept through test runs through the released manufacturing process.


  • BS Degree in Engineering
  • 3+ years’ prior experience
  • Experience in high volume production, with an emphasis on ergonomic design, yield improvement, labor and cost reduction
  • Experience with electromechanical systems
  • Experience in automating assembly processes
  • Proficient in PLC programming (Ladder Logic and Structured Text) and HMI development
  • 6-Axis robotics programming/integration experience
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks toward completion targets under minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to interface effectively with engineering, manufacturing and production personnel
  • Understanding of Sensors, Robotics, Complex Mechanical designs and various controls for automated systems
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling
  • Good project management skills with ability to create technical documentation


  • Experience with Collaborative Robots (YuMi)
  • Experience with Denso or Fanuc Robots
  • Experience in the Consumer Eyewear Industry
  • Lean and or SPC Training
  • Knowledge of Cognex, PPT, DVT, or Fanuc Vision systems
  • SOLIDWORKS proficiency


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 contact Talent Luxottica at  877-589-8253 (513-765-2256 outside of US) or email

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, 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.