Lab Tech

Optical Lab Tech

Job Title: Optical Lab Tech

Reports to: Head of Production

Salary: $20-$25 per hour

Location: 3345 La Cienega Place, Los Angeles, California

Applications Due: January 2019

Interviews: Upon Request

Start Date: February 15, 2019

Company Overview

Dom Vetro is an American eyewear manufacturer, producing optical frames using the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. All of our frames are handcrafted by our small team of specialists and each frame is made to order. Our motto, “every pair is personal,” reinforces the care and attention we put into every product and the integrity of our process from beginning to end.

Job Summary

Finishing, edging and mounting lenses, balancing frames, final registration and quality control checks prior to packing orders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize product knowledge to block, mark and edge plano and prescription lenses according to specification to ensure the production of top quality eyewear within expected delivery times

  • Mounting plastic and glass lenses into finished frames

  • Balancing frames prior to final registration

  • Bending temples in accordance with technical drawings

  • Strict adherence to defined standards for fit and final registration of each frame

  • Examine finished products for adherence to quality standards and measurements

  • Order raw lenses according to client prescriptions, including lens coatings and tinting preferences, as well as materials for the factory such as ink, blocking pads, etc.

  • Proper cleaning and handling of lenses to avoid scratches or damage to material

  • Maintain clean, organized and safe workspace

  • Routine maintenance of edging machine and tools

  • Manage inventory of lenses and materials required for production


  • Listen carefully to others and check to ensure understanding

  • Participate in promoting a team approach at all times.

  • Be polite, courteous and supportive to all team members.

  • Work in accordance with training and agreed policies, practices and procedures.

  • Take ownership of role and suggest improvements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience adjusting frames using hand tools and air heater

  • Keen eye for detail to detect defects in the frame

  • Comfortable operating edging machine

  • Experience in a lens lab environment, including use of machines, and tool used

  • Ability to comply with instructions.

  • Capacity to learn new skills quickly

  • Physically capable of performing lens lab duties including lifting and moving

  • Organizational and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills (friendly, caring, patient)

Required Qualifications

  • Optical training and experience in the field