Optical Technician

Optical Components Maker

Minimum 10th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks an Optical Worker is expected to perform include:

Cutting and grinding optical components

Coating optical components by vacuum deposition

Cementing optical glass lenses

Applying chemical and spray techniques in assembly of optical instruments

Cutting blanks from slabs or moulds and smothering and polishing on machine

Etching, engraving and printing metals/ non-metals using photographic or ruling techniques

Undertaking line stage and interline stage inspection of components

Knowledge of photographic and ruling techniques

Proficient in applying chemical and spray techniques in assembly of optical instruments

Adept in cutting blanks from slabs/ moulds and smothers and polishes on machine or by hand operation

Ability to carry out line stage and interline stage inspection of components

Well-versed in the parameters of inspection

Knowledge of making test plates, master and articulate by photographic techniques, thin film multi-layer vacuum deposition for wide bend anti-reflection and laser mirror coating

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), and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to sharp tools, heavy machines, 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 years of 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 and 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 components manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India