Minimum 10th standard pass
Will be updated
The tasks a Lens Polisher (Optical) is expected to perform include:
Setting and operating the machine to polish surfaces of lens blank to high lustre
Selecting and fitting felt-lined polishing mould of required size and curvature on lower spindle of machine
Positioning block on which lens blanks are mounted against polishing tool
Starting the machine and applying rouge or any other polishing compound to disc periodically during polishing process to polish blank to required level of lustre
Stopping the machine and removing block from machine and examining blanks for defects
Operating battery and cylindrical polishing machines, if required
Knowledge of operating the polishing tool
Proficient in positioning block on which lens blanks are mounted against polishing tool
Adept in applying rouge or any other polishing compound to disc periodically to polish blank to required level of lustre
Knowledge of operating battery of polishing machines
Knowledge of operating cylindrical polishing machine
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 polishing activity, exposure to polishing compounds, 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