Lens Fabricating Machine Tender

Tend bench machines that generate, grind, or polish ophthalmic lenses.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lens Fabricating Machine Tenders do?

Tends one or more bench machines that generate, grind, edge, or polish ophthalmic lenses and precision optical elements: Mounts blocked element in machine holding device. Verifies machine settings or adjusts machines for variables, such as speed, machining time, and flow rate of abrasive or coolant. Starts machine that automatically generates, grinds, polishes, or edges optical element. Removes element after specified machining time, rinses element in water, and measures to verify specified dimensions of element, using micrometer, caliper, dial gauge, and shadowgraph. May deblock and clean element in degreasing tank. May be designated according to fabricating process or type lens fabricated as Contact-Lens-Curve Grinder; Contact-Lens-Edge Buffer; Fusion-Juncture Grinder; Lens-Edge Grinder, Machine; Lens-Generating-Machine Tender; Multifocal-Button Countersink Grinder.

Should I be a Lens Fabricating Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Lens Cleaner, Lens-Edge Grinder, Machine, Lens-Generating-Machine Tender

    How to Become a
    Lens Fabricating Machine Tender

    Most Lens Fabricating Machine Tenders 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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