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Rochester Optical Optical Lab Technician 2nd shift in Rochester, New York

Rochester Optical is hiring Optical Lab Technicians for its second shift operations. Position pays shift differential and is benefits eligible for paid time off, holiday pay, medical and dental coverage as well as 401(k) retirement plan with annual company match.

Position Summary: The Optical Lab Technician is responsible for performing a variety of production tasks for manufacturing prescription eyewear. Each technician is responsible for the quality and quantity of the work performed and is expected to understand and practice proper quality and safety procedures for every operation that they perform.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Receive orders and prepare them for processing

  • Accurately and efficiently select and prepare components to fulfill customer orders

  • Stock incoming items in an organized manner

  • Perform quarterly cycle counts on lens and frame inventory

  • Prep lenses for production line, using equipment provided

  • Operate blocking machine to attach lens to block with liquid alloy; refill machine with alloy as needed

  • Learn and operate machinery to polish and prep lenses for next stage

  • Wash lenses with attention to detail and care, ensuring damage is not caused during the process

  • Use machinery and tools to coat lenses

  • Clean and maintain the machines thoroughly to insure lenses will not be damaged

  • Use machinery and tools to mount finished lenses in metal, plastic, or rimless frames

  • Use a lensometer and visual methods to inspect lens attributes against requirements

  • Operate the edging machine

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to handle repetitive tasks while maintaining consistency, accuracy and efficiency

  • Computer skills include MS Office, database navigation and ability to learn industry specific software, preferred

  • Excellent organization, time-management, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail; good hand-eye coordination

  • Ability to interpret Rx work ticket

  • Quality Assurance experience, preferred

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to take direction

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to read and write English, preferred

  • Experience handling optics and some knowledge of vacuum coating systems, a plus

  • Experience with clean room, a plus

  • Lab, warehouse or manufacturing experience highly preferred

  • Prior lensometry experience, preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift or move up to 50lbs

  • Must have good hand dexterity and ability to work with small hand tools

  • Requires the ability to work with small hand tools

  • Frequent bending and stooping

  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and color

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Rochester Optical is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Rochester Optical will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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