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Lab Journeyperson - P.T.

Clifton Park - New York (NY), 12065


Job Description:

Operates various laboratory equipment to produce optical products that are complete, correct, and meet ANSI standards. Follows safety standard procedures and directions in order to complete tasks in a timely manner.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Inspect lensometer and is responsible for adjustment of eyepiece, checking power, axis and prism.
2. Identify decentration off the work ticket for blocking lenses.
3. Neutralize lenses, layout and edge lenses.
4. Treat lenses for impact resistance, or applies coatings and tints as desired, and grinding curves (i.e. bifocals; front and/or back curves).
5. Assemble and insert lenses into frames, bench align finished pair of glasses, and polishes edges. Check for scratches or defects in lenses.
6. Where applicable, identify prescriptions that require surfacing.
7. Where applicable, compute a work ticket on the DVI computer.
8. Maintain a clean and safe workplace. Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of all equipment.
9. Order and maintain a consistent level of supplies.
10. Participate in the training of all responsaibilities assigned to the Lab Apprentice position.
11. Adhere to privacy and confidential and proprietary company policies and procedures (i.e. HIPAA).
12. Participate in any/all training and educational activities necessary to fulfill at least the minimum requirements as specified within your departmental goals. This is in addition to, the completion of any activities necessary for the maintenance of professional affiliations or organizational requirements.
13. Diligently maintain the cleanliness of all equipment, workstations and the overall facility on a daily basis.
14. As required by changing business needs, complete additional responsibilities as assigned.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience & Background:
  • Possess at least on (1) year of Lab Apprentice experience
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn ANSI standards
Language Skills:
  • 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 associates of the organization
Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest and percentages
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Essential Responsibilities related to Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand, use hands and fingers to handle, feel, pick or pinch, and talk or hear most of the time. The associate is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The noise level in this location is moderate (use of computers, printers and machines).

Activity Amount of Time
None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Stand X
Walk X
Sit X
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel X
Reach with Hands and Arms X
Climb or balance X
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl X
Talk or hear X

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
Essential Responsibilities related to Behavioral Characteristics:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to work with the public
  • Possess an outgoing, positive professional personality & appearance
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Ability to interact well with Doctor and other associates
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must work onsite and participate in interactive onsite meetings on a regular and predictable basis
  • Must have ability to initiate immediate interaction, coordination and collaboration with team members, clients, customers etc.
  • Flexibility to support change
HIPAA & Security Requirements

All Associates must comply with the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as it pertains to disclosures of protected health information (PHI) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures. As a component of job roles and responsibilities, Associates may have access to covered information, cardholder data or other confidential customer information which must be protected at all times. As a result, Associates must explicitly adhere to all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Privacy & Security Training Program.

Visionworks is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, ethnicity, disability or veteran status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. As required by changing business needs, complete additional essential responsibilities as identified and assigned.

Visionworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. With regard to all employment practices, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or current military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local law. We strive to employ and promote only those applicants and employees who are best suited for open positions and who possess the necessary skills, education and qualifications for the job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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