Lens Molding Equipment Operator

Tend molding presses or mold heating equipment to form lenses.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lens Molding Equipment Operators do?

Tends molding press or mold heating equipment to form lenses, such as speedometer and instrument faces or automotive lenses, such as taillights from glass rods, sheets, or disks: Forms lenses by either inserting heated glass rods in press mold and activating ram to press shape, or placing glass disks, preformed or cut from sheet, in mold and inserting mold in furnace to melt glass to shape of mold. May place weights on glass in mold to prevent warping during cooling. May preheat glass in oven to improve workability.


Should I be a Lens Molding Equipment Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Lens Molding Equipment Operator

    Most Lens Molding Equipment Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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