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Lens Grinder

Aliases: Lens Grinding Machine Operator, Grinder, Lens Polisher

Industry/Sector(s): Optical Products


JOB DESCRIPTION 
The tasks a Lens Grinder is expected to perform include:
  • Operating grinding machine to grind surfaces of lens blanks to required curvature and thickness
  • Selecting metal grinding disc with required dioptric curve and clamping it on the spindle of the machine
  • Placing metal block with mounted lens blank in position against grinding disc
  • Starting machine and applying various grades of abrasives or emery paste to disc periodically during grinding process for surfacing the lens blank
  • Using different curvature metallic discs for surfacing both sides of the lens blank in case of cylindrical or spherical lenses
  • Removing block from machine and examining blanks for defects
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not part of this job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Minimum – 10th standard pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Well-versed in operating the grinding machine
  • Proficient in selecting metal grinding disc with required dioptric curve and clamping it on the spindle of the machine
  • Adept at placing metal block with mounted lens blank in position against grinding disc
  • Well-versed in using different curvature metallic discs for surfacing both sides of the lens blank
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Knowledge of mounting blanks on metal block

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • All schools across India
  • All ITI’s across India
  • Directorate General of Employment and Training
  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://dget.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/Lens_prism_grind_MLG.pdf 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers – ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 15,000 per month 
  • For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 20,000 per month 
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Optical lens manufacturing companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Lens Grinding Machine Operator
  • Grinder
  • Lens Polisher
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7315.1200 Lens Grinder
ISCO 2008 7315 Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders and Finishers
NIC 2008 32507 Manufacture of ophthalmic goods, eyeglasses, sunglasses, lenses ground to prescription, contact lenses, safety goggles etc.
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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