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LAB - Experienced Machine Operator (Surface)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

Company Description

At National Vision, we believe everyone deserves to see their best to live their best. We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible.

National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States.  We offer an innovative culture where training is a priority, hard work is praised, and career growth is a reality. 

We value our associates and offer opportunity to be promoted within the organization.

Join our team to gain new skills that you can take anywhere with you AND qualify for a free annual eye exam and pair of glasses!  

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Backside Coating - Make sure lens is clean, spray lens with alcohol, wipes it and loads it into machines.
Blocking - Inspects lens, chooses right color block, lines up lens on grid, and puts lens in correct tray.
Generating - Polishing-Run middle, insure work is running through smoothly, FIFO.  Clear errors, calibrate machines.
Taping - Places lens in machine, machine tapes lenses and then takes lens out.
Block prep - Alloy reclaim and, brick alloy, sort blocks in baskets, clean and air dry blocks.
Deblocking - Separates the free-bond or alloy base holding device from each lens.
Job, Inspect lenses




MON - FRI 5AM - 1:30PM (3:30PM Peak)

SUN, MON, TUES (some Saturdays) 4PM - 4:30AM 


WED, THUR, FRI (some Saturdays) 4PM - 4:30AM 

$17.90 - $18.80/HR DOE + BONUS ELIGIBILITY

Position Requirements:

  •  No specific education level required.
  •  Must be able to read and write English
  •  Requires at least 1 year of experience
  •  The work is covered by definite, simple instructions. Only a minor amount of independent action is necessary.
  •  Accuracy is required
  •  A fairly diversified job requiring intermittent sustained mental effort and some organization, and planning.

Physical Job Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires continuous walking, standing and moving about or continuous sitting depending on the production station.

  •  Continuous movement and twisting of wrist.
  •  Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighting 0-20 lbs.
  •  Frequent bending and twisting of the neck and occasional bending at the waist.
  •  Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, which includes grasping and fine manipulation.
  •  Gloves must be worn during work periods.
  •  Protective eyewear must be worn in all manufacturing and stockroom areas.

Additional Information

What are the benefits?
National Vision offers a competitive benefits package including Health and Dental Insurance, 401k with company match, Flex Spending Account, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Personal Time Off, and much more. Please see our website to learn more.


  • PTO Starts After 90 Days
  • Company Holiday Days off with Pay
  • Full Benefit package
  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • Head Phones Allowed 
  • $500 Referral Bonus Offered
  • Eligible for BONUS paid bi-weekly
  • No License or Certificates Needed
  • Break room comes with full size refrigerators, microwaves, meals, drinks, snacks able to purchase.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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  • Job Reference: 718802029-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: National Vision
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent