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Optical Technician L5 - Folsom, CA

Date:  Sep 29, 2021
Req ID:  46522
Remote Position:  No
Line of Business:  VSP Optics
Division:  VSPOne Sacramento

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

May perform a variety of tasks related to order processing, material selection, surfacing, coating, finishing and facilities/maintenance. 

Essential Functions

May perform the following duties depending on assigned function:

•    Enter prescription data into the computer to initiate new orders, perform file maintenance tasks on  the  computer  files and edit orders in the virtual LMS (lab management system)
•    Create and maintain pricing and bar-coding records, analyze lens usage, resolve material quality issues, assist with procedure development, investigate alternatives using the LMS, maintain lens, frame, and processing parameters within the LMS, evaluate and identify trends in the rejects and breakages involving Rxs sent to a subcontract vendor, contact doctor offices to inform of delays and recommend substitutions
•    Perform lens reject analysis, operate and calculate digitally designed calculations using the LMS and other software systems particular to manufacturers'  product design, make adjustments  to  Rx  calculations  in LMS  and communicate  with customer service  regarding delays  and changes to Rxs, work with suppliers and vendors on diagnosing quality issues, perform in depth calibrations on machinery
•    Responsible for all levels of coating, including hard coating and vacuum coating, maintain the vacuum chamber
•    Edge lenses both manually and with robotics, perform hand fitting on lenses, drill or groove and mount all style lenses, manually inspects lenses for optical requirements, monitor and perform basic maintenance on robotic equipment, perform final inspection on completed Rx's, may function as a team lead
•    Performs all of the duties within Level 4 Facilities/Maintenance, clean and maintain lab equipment, use maintenance software, complete work orders and adds P.M.'s (preventative maintenance) work orders, identify new machinery, update equipment records, schedule preventative maintenance, order and stock parts and supplies, conduct minor facilities and optical equipment repairs


May perform lead duties in any of the above functions


Perform other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Experience in a production/manufacturing/assembly/optical laboratory-related environment

Experience in optical/factory equipment maintenance

Experience in a lens room environment

Experience working in a fast-paced environment

Ability to meet department standards for productivity and quality

Ability to read and write at a level necessary to accomplish the above tasks

Good manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination

Ability to perform physical activities requiring bending, kneeling and pulling/pushing

Ability to recognize and distinguish colors

Ability to understand and follow procedures

Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Ability to walk or stand up to 100% of the time

Preferred Skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Strong organizational and problem solving skills


Ability to set priorities, multi-task and work expeditiously


Basic computer skills, including Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel


Strong coaching skills with previous experience in a lead role


Ability to lead through example by supporting VSP values


Lens analysis experience and experience using Huvitz inspection device preferred

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is well lighted and ventilated.  Individuals are typically required to stand for long periods of time.  Noise and dust from power-grinding machinery and other equipment is to be expected.  Individuals may wear safety attire such as goggles and gloves and may work physically close to others, such as when sharing work areas.  There are no major hazards.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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