Optical Glazing Technician - Birmingham, West Midlands

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  • 8am to 4pm and 10am to 6pm OR 7.30am to 8pm
  • Alt Sats
  • Up to £27,000 Plus Bonus
  • Very well respected company
  • Progression and development
  • Temp or Perm

Optical Lab Technician jobs and Glazing Technician vacancies in Birmingham.  Zest Optical are recruiting a full time Optical Glazing Technician for an independent ophthalmic lab based in Birmingham.

An experienced Optical Glazing Technician is required to join a leading optical lens manufacturer based in Birmingham.  The lab currently supplies a full glazing service to Opticians across the UK, and you will be responsible for preparing customer prescriptions to the highest standards possible.

The Role

  • Frame tracing
  • Manual & automated blocking
  • Lens edging (manual & automated)
  • Rimless drilling & milling
  • Hand finishing and fitting of:
  • Full rim metal/plastic frames
  • Supra/nylon frames
  • Rimless frames
  • Specialist frames such as Horn, Gold, Wooden, Lindberg etc
  • Ability to rectify orders that may fall below the company expected standard
  • Final verification of complete spectacles to ISO standards
  • To ensure work is prioritised appropriately in date order, to meet customer expectations.
  • To ensue that requirements for consumable replenishments are reported to a member of the leadership group when necessary.
  • Too pro-actively 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.


  • Previous glazing experience is essential
  • Understanding of lenses and the overall production process
  • Rimless and supra knowledge
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Understanding and supporting the needs of the team in terms of objectives and goals
  • Good literacy and numeracy
  • Able to commit to the working shift pattern

Salary and Additional Information

  • Salary between £20,000 to £27,000
  • Temp or perm
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension
  • Private Medical cover
  • Travel card or free parking
  • Two different shift patterns available;
  • Bi weekly shift pattern - 8am to 4pm and then 10am to 6pm - Alternate Sats
  • OR 12 hours shifts 7.30am to 8pm - 2 days on 2 days off (Not Sundays)

To apply for this role please your details across to Rebecca Wood on rebecca.wood@zestoptical.com or call 0114 238 1726 for more information

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