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Lens Centerer and Edger (Optical Glass)

Aliases: Lens Polisher, Lens Finisher, Lens Grinder

Industry/Sector(s): Optical Products


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Lens Centerer and Edger ( Optical Glass) is expected to perform include:
  • Locating optical centre of lenses used in precision optical instruments
  • Grinding lens’ edges concentric with optical axis
  • Positioning lens in cement bed in chuck and setting chuck in spindle of lathe of centring machine
  • Hardening cement to secure lens in position
  • Inspecting and measuring work frequently as grinding proceeds
  • Fitting glasses in to frame according to prescription
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 
  • Proficient in observing revolving lens light reflected from mirror in machine
  • Well-versed in locating optical centre of lenses used in precision optical instruments, such as telescope, microscope or camera
  • Adept at moving and positioning lens in cement bed until image remains stationery denoting optical centre found
  • Knowledge of hardening cement to secure lens in position
  • Well-versed in grinding edges to specified degree over revolving abrasive grinding stone
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 
  • Adept in fitting glasses in frame according to prescription 
  • Knowledge of polishing lens
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • All schools across India
  • All ITIs 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 
  • For candidates with over 2 years of experience - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 25,000 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 Centerer
  • Lens Finisher
  • Lens Polisher
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7315.1500 Lens Centerer and Edger (Optical Glass)
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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