Lap Cutter Truer Operator

Tend truing machines that mill and recut surfaces of metal lap.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lap Cutter Truer Operators do?

Tends truing machine that mills and recuts surfaces of metal lap used in grinding and polishing eyeglass lenses to specified curvature: Holds lap against rotating brush to remove marks indicating number of times lap was used. Set scale indicators of truing machine, according to dioptric power indicated by numbers on lap, and clamps lap in chuck of machine. Starts machine and positions cutting blade against surface of lap, or engages automatic feed mechanism which reciprocates lap against cutting blade to shave and true surface of lap. Removes lap from machine chuck, and measures it for conformance to specifications, using template. Grooves surface of lap to retain abrasive on surface edges of lap, by hand or machine, to remove roughness caused by cutting, truing I, and grooving operations. Occasionally sharpens cutting blade, using grinder.


Should I be a Lap Cutter Truer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Numerical Control Operator, Radial Router Operator, Ring Cutter Lathe Operator

    How to Become a
    Lap Cutter Truer Operator

    Most Lap Cutter Truer Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ycaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2844%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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