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Machine Operator, Optics (Quapaw, OK)

United States, Quapaw_ USA

Electro-Optic Materials


About us...Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling company currently employing over 10,000 employees, with industrial operations on all continents and service a global customer base.  We focus on application areas where our expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference.  Our activities are centered on three business areas:  Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies, and Recycling, and each business area is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.  To learn more, visit us at and


The Quapaw site is currently accepting candidates for a Machine Operator, Optics.


Purpose of the Job

Operate various machines and related equipment to complete production requirements of optical lenses.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate polisher producing disc and blanks to spec
  • Measure key dimensions using varying measurement instruments to ensure parts are in spec
  • Properly operate slicing machine to slice cores to correct dimension
  • Set up, operate, monitor, measure and troubleshoot Single Point Diamond Turning CNC machine
  • Make adjustments to equipment as needed to ensure best possible operating parameters
  • Inspect final product to ensure quality of parts as defined by customer specifications
  • Enter production related information into computer software system

Education & Experience

Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous CNC and programming experience preferred.
Proficient with computers, preferably Excel.
Experience with using and calibrating measurement instruments such a calipers, micrometers, dial indicators and microscopes.
Must be able to read and interpret drawings and blueprints.


Physical Demands:
Regularly required to stand, walk and reach. Required to have finger/hand dexterity in order to handle small, fragile parts. Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Other Qualifications:
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:
Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally fumes or airborne particles. Frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Umicore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


If you need assistance in applying for this position, please contact Pam Talbert at or by calling (918)281-4723.