Optical Instrument Repairman

Optical Instrument Technician

The tasks a Mechanic Optical Instruments is expected to perform include:

Repairing and setting the optical instruments to record accurate measurement

Examining the optical instruments for defects visually or by focussing it to standard observations

Fitting new or ground lenses, mirrors and other accessories according to prescribed focal lengths and specifications

Grinding the glazes and cementing (joining of two lenses with Canada balsam to form one unit) lenses used in various optical instruments

Aligning parts to requirement and assembling components to form a complete unit

Making necessary settings and adjustments to instruments

Testing the repaired units to ensure desired result and accuracy

Knowledge of various instruments such as microscopes, telescopes, photography cameras, sextants etc.

Proficient in checking centering, setting lenses to required focal length and adjusting other components to required perfection

Adept in examining parts or components for wear and tear, damages etc. and replacing unserviceable ones

Well-versed in obtaining correct lens assemblies and aligning parts to requirement

Knowledge of assembling components to form a complete unit

Adept in making necessary settings and adjustments to instruments

Proficient in testing repaired unit for clarity and efficiency by visual observations or by using them over fields to ensure desired result and accuracy

Knowledge of assembling and fitting new equipment

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Good communication skills

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), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include dealing with lenses, mirror, Canada balsam, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, eye and skin irritation, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, depression and anxiety, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsof experience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Optical Products Industry in India

Indian optical product industry consists of microscopes, telescopes, binoculars theodolites, photography cameras, sextants etc. Photography camera is one of the fastest growing segments in Indian optical products industry. Initially, photography was restricted to important events and special occasions but with the passing years, due to increase in social activities and enhancement of the social arena, photography has become a hobby, a passion for different age groups.

Indian camera market is anticipated to grow at the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 27% for next five years to reach USD 3 Billion (1675 Crores) by 2017. The major reasons for growth of the camera market will be low penetration, increasing disposable income, increasing social media, increasing tourism, and increase in advertising. On the other side, grey market & substitute products like mobile cameras are acting as restraints to the camera market. However, technological advancements like mirror less camera, 3D camera and increased functionalities like GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc. in the cameras are expected to reduce the substitution effect in the coming times.

Initially, the market of DSLR cameras was limited to professional photographers because of high price and its best picture quality offerings for their profession. But as time passed by and with the rising standard of living, Indians started looking for perfection where DSLR cameras saw its market.

Thus, with the growing demand of cameras, demand for optical lenses and various profession associated with manufacturing of lenses is bound to increase in India.

Optical instrument manufacturer across India

Optical instrument repair shops across India

Optical instrument retail shops across India

Towns and cities across India