Glazing Technician

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Birmingham, Birmingham, By Location, Healthcare Sales, Laboratory Technician, Optical Laboratory Manager, Optometry, Optometry By Location, West Midlands, West Midlands
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Senior Glazing technician - Birmingham
Glazing technician - West Midlands
We are recruiting for a Glazing Technician/Senior Glazing technician for a highly respected Lens manufacturer based in the midlands. You role will be to work within the glazing team to produce high quality glazed spectacles, to meet customer expectations, with minimum rejections.

Must have:

  • Glazing knowledge, minimum of 1-year experience in a fully functional Lab/shop environment.
  • Machine knowledge with the ability to follow an order from start to finish within a Rimless area.
  • Understanding of optical manufacturing processes
Key Requirements of the role include:
To work mainly within the glazing area of operations carrying out tasks in accordance to SOP:
  • Frame tracing
  • Manual & automated blocking
  • Shape finder operation
  • Lens edging (manual & automated)
  • Rimless Cell – self-sufficient
Hand finishing and fitting of:
  • Full rim metal/plastic frames (to include frame adjustments for fitting)
  • Supra frames – Nylon and Inline
  • Rimless Glazing Knowledge
  • Horn and special frame knowledge – Preferred but not essential.
Final verification of complete spectacles to ISO standards – Preferred but not essential.
To ensure work is prioritised appropriately in date order, to meet customer expectations.
To ensure that requirements for consumable replenishments are reported to a member of the leadership group when necessary using a KAN-BAN system already in place. (Training will be provided)
To proactively deal with process issues and report to line management when necessary.
Promote regular, positive communication to the team and other members of the leadership group, encouraging operational morale.
Ensure that equipment is cleaned, maintained and in good working order for production.
To ensure the working environment is clean and tidy, to reduce contamination and meet Health & Safety objectives, influencing everyone within the workplace
Key Competencies:
Thinking and Problem Solving - Uses knowledge and experience to tackle problems that may occur.  Sorts through data and identifies key issues.  Uses this information to develop options to solve the problem before making well-reasoned recommendations
Creativity and Innovation - Seeks out and finds new opportunities to improve the business results and processes.  Displays curiosity.  
Works effectively with others – Builds and maintains productive working relationships with different people.  Treats others with dignity and respect.
Communication – Seeks to understand others. Organises and expresses thoughts clearly and concisely so that others can understand.  Will positively participate in conversations about how to improve business performance.
Leads – Recognises opportunities for improving results and takes actions to deliver this; leads by example.
Delivers Results - demonstrates personal drive, focus and energy.  Is clear about the end results that needs to be achieved.  Takes ownership of work and achieves results, meeting the objectives on time and to the right quality levels; demonstrating accuracy and attention to detail.  Has the manual dexterity required to complete role.
Priority Setting - Is clear on priorities and will seek support from line manager when there are conflicting or multiple priorities.
Technical Mastery – has specialised skills and knowledge and practical experience in applying this expertise.  Stays current in area of expertise. 
Continuous Learning – Will build skills and gather knowledge that is needed for to perform within the role; learning new skills quickly.  Has self-awareness and are aware of their strengths and development areas.  Is open to receiving feedback from others and shows emotional self-control.
Note, extended periods of standing are required. Lifting and transportation of goods may be required; no heavy lifting is expected.

Required Knowledge & Experience:
Must Have:
  • Glazing knowledge, minimum of 1-year experience in a fully functional Lab/shop environment.
  • Machine knowledge with the ability to follow an order from start to finish within a Rimless area.
  • Understanding of optical manufacturing processes

To apply for this Glazing technician or enquire about additional glazing technician Job opportunities - contact Flame Health Freephone on 0800 085 0858 or if calling from a mobile on 01158 114365 alternatively email careers@flamehealth.com

Flame Health Associates LLP operates as an Employment Agency & Employment Business


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