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Reference # : 20-01509 Title : Lab Tech I
Location : Dallas, TX
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 10/02/2020  


About us:
Client is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every single day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux, Crizal and Transitions are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Client of America and its subsidiary, Client Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.

About this role:
This position supports Client's Mission by performing routine work in assigned areas that are usually repetitive, requiring limited analysis and use of individual judgement. This position is closely supervised with an exciting opportunity for you to build your career with Client.

Coating: Specific duties include clipping, operating the coating machines and inspecting the lenses.
Finishing: beveling, mounting the lenses, edging, blocking lenses, tinting and inspecting.
Surfacing: taping and blocking the lenses, generating, polishing and lens washing.

In particular, you can expect to:

o Clipper: Clip and secure lenses into baskets to begin the coating process.
o Machine Operator: Prepare and operate the coating machine to coat the lenses properly.
Load machine chemicals
Load and unload sectors with lenses
o Inspector: Inspect lenses to ensure that they are optically and cosmetically accurate.

o Beveler: Utilize the bevel wheel to remove the sharp edges of the lens.
o Mounter: Accurately apply drill holes to the lenses to ensure proper fit and alignment of the lenses and insert lenses into the frame while ensuring proper fit.
o Edger Operator: Operate a variety of edging machines to cut lenses down to proper size and shape to fit the appropriate frame.
o Finish Layout: prepare an uncut lens for the edging process by outlining the center/alignment markings and affixing the chuck/block.
o Tinter: Accurately tint all lenses going through the tinting department.
o Inspection: Inspect lenses and frames to ensure that they are optically and cosmetically accurate.

o Surfacing Blocker: Utilize the blocking machine to accurately secure a block to all lenses going through the surfacing department. Operate taping equipment to apply protective tape to the front of the lenses.
o Generator Operator: Operate the generator machine used to cut the lenses to the correct prescription.
o Surface Finer/Polisher: Operate the equipment used to fine and polish all lenses going through the surfacing department.
o Lens Washer: Hand wash and dry lenses followed by a brief cosmetic inspection of the lenses. Grasp lens with de-blocking cup and strike against table to remove block from lenses. Remove tape from lenses.

In particular, you will have the following accountabilities:

Participate in Stand-up Meetings
Provide feedback to supervisors and coworkers (Communication)
Quality Right the First Time
Best Practice sharing
Stop the Line fully implemented
Customer Feedback process
Clean, Standardize, Audit and Approve
Workstations Optimized
Work cell led improvements
Red/Green Board Monitoring
Flow and Balance
Small batch flow
Pull System
Launch Criteria
Balance Flow

To be successful, you will need:
High school diploma or equivalent.
High mechanical aptitude
Ability to read/write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Ability to communicate effectively in a team environment.
Working in a role with measurable standards and a dynamic production environment.
Depth perception and manual dexterity.
Ability to work overtime as needed.
Previous experience in an optical lab production environment is strongly preferred but not required.

Physical demands you will expect in your work environment:
Regularly stand/walk for the duration of shift.
Consistently lift and move up to 15lb above shoulder height and waist high unaccompanied.
The noise level in the laboratory is generally moderate.
Regularly required to work with or around chemicals.
Work area may be wet/dirty and or have a strong smell.