Lens Grinding Machine Operator
Minimum 10th standard pass
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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
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
Knowledge of mounting blanks on metal block
Ability to focus for long hours
Diligent and hardworking
Good hand eye co-ordination
Problem solving skills
Eye for detail
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 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 mildly hazardous or dangerous
Health hazards include undertaking grinding activity, exposure to abrasives or emery paste, etc.
Occupational hazards include physical injury, eye and skin irritation, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, depression and anxiety, fatigue, stress, 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
(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 lens manufacturing companies across India
Towns and cities across India
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All schools across India
All ITI?s across India
Directorate General of Employment and Training
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise