Kaiser Permanente Optical Laboratory Apprentice in Richmond, California

The Optical Laboratory Apprentice is one engaged in learning one (1) or all of the duties of a laboratory benchperson, surface grinder, prescription stock clerk or other journeyperson level laboratory position, and as such is working under the direct supervision of a journeyperson or working forperson.

Essential Functions:

  • A benchperson is one engaged in one (1) or all of the following operations in connection with glass or plastic spectacle lenses.

  • Lineup.

  • Drilling.

  • Machine or hand edging.

  • Inserting or mounting lenses.

  • Dyeing and soldering.

  • Inspecting completed work.

  • Inspects glasses for the purposes of ascertaining whether the glasses or parts thereof upon completion conform to established mechanical and prescription standards.

  • A surface grinder is one engaged in one (1) or all of the following operations in connection with glass or plastic spectacle lenses.

  • Layout.

  • Generator operating.

  • Hand or mechanical blocking.

  • Roughing.

  • Fining.

  • Fining cylinder.

  • Polishing cylinder.

  • Spheres.

  • A prescription stock clerk in one engaged in the following operations.

  • Supplies prescription lenses and frames including transposition, base curve, and blank size selection for the purposes of manufacturing.

  • Receive and record, on a daily basis, missing information on prescriptions.

  • Order frames and lenses from prescription order and back-up stock.

  • Receive and verify incoming stock.

  • Order frames and lenses from prescription order and back-up stock.

  • Receive and verify incoming stock orders.

  • Modify lens cutouts.

  • Maintain and update frames and lenses information in the system.

  • Update frame prices.

  • Maintain inventory of miscellaneous optical supplies.

  • Perform cycle count of frames and lenses.

  • Input and generate work ticket from computer.

  • Print frame information cards on new frame product release.

  • Print bar code label for all frames supplied daily.

  • Communicate backorder issues with vendor and obtain shipping date.

  • Interact daily with all Optical Branch Offices regarding frames and lens status.

  • Performs other related duties as necessary.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • One (1) year prior optical benchroom experience, surface grinding experience, prescription stock clerk experience.

  • High school or equivalent.

  • Must be able to pass standard color blindness test.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Optical Laboratory Apprentice

LOCATION: Richmond, California

REQNUMBER: 694049

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.