Rochester Precision Optics PGM Operator/Inspector - A/C Shift Rotation in W. Henrietta, New York

Job Descriptions:

Rochester Precision Optics- a vertically integrated manufacturer specializing in optical assemblies and precision glass molded aspheric lenses for Defense, Imaging, Industrial and Medical industries is currently seeking an PGM Molding Operator/Inspector for a Summer Help position.

This A/C shift rotation position is for a Precision Glass Molding (PGM) operator/inspector within the PGM department. PGM is a unique technology in the optics industry, which utilizes a high temperature glass compression molding process to produce precision glass lenses and components. In basic terms, the process is performed by heating a polished lens blank (called a preform) in the molding machine until it softens, and then pressing it between two precision tool inserts (dies) to form a lens. The person hired for this job will go through a training process which will start with the basics of the technology and work toward the more difficult tasks. After a period of training, the employee will be required to operate multiple glass molding machines demonstrating the ability to adequately maintain the proper machine load/un-load techniques while striving to keep the machines recycled in a timely manner. He/she will be required to load parts into holders or racks. Attention to detail is required and mold cavity identity must be maintained on all jobs as a way to insure quality and data integrity. The ability to inspect optics to a 40/20 quality specification, take dimensional measurements with micrometers, and maintain accurate records, will be required after an initial training period with qualified personnel.

Once trained, he/she will be held accountable for part quality, machine operation, plasma etch, inspection and traying of lenses.

Must be conscientious as the tooling required to produce and test molded optics is fragile and costly.

In addition to those abilities required below, this position requires excellent mechanical aptitude, the ability to interact well with others, and a desire to learn a very unique manufacturing process. Flexibility to work a rotating shift schedule and occasional overtime is required.

Tasks to be learned:

1) Load/Unload Glass Molding Machines

2) Perform visual and mechanical lens inspection

3) Rack and plasma etch molded lenses

4) Tray completed lenses

5) Maintain job specific paperwork and data entry throughout the process.

Required Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to perform work in accordance with readily understood practices and work instructions but exercises some independent judgment when inspecting parts acceptability.

  • Good math skills, computer knowledge ability to adapt to changing conditions.

  • Knowledge of optics and their applications is a plus.

  • Blueprint reading is a plus.

  • Required Experience:

  • Experience/Certifications/Degrees Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Abilities Required:

  • Good manual dexterity

  • Ability to multi-task and stay focused

  • Proficient math skills

  • Ability to follow directions

  • Good communication skills

  • Computer skills

  • Decision making

  • Additional information:

  • The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing

  • May involve the use of oils and solvents

  • Highly repetitive work, usually in a fixed body position for a sustained period of time

  • Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such

  • Requires initiative and mental concentration to learn new skills and techniques

  • Safety Glasses are required

  • Exercises independent judgment when inspecting parts acceptability for further operations

  • Follows procedures for all jobs

  • May require area specific safety training

  • May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

Disclaimer:

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.

EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Vet

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Keyword: PGM Molding Operator/Inspector-Summer Help

From: Rochester Precision Optics