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Production Supervisor - Optical Lab

Location: Los Angeles, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 802407 Date posted: 06/18/2019

Supervises surface room employees and maintains the highest quality of finishing standard in producing spectacle prescriptions for the Southern California Region. Currently prescriptions for spectacles are received daily from branch offices.

Essential Functions:

- Supervises the production staff to ensure that optical specifications are followed throughout all the glass and plastic surface and that each order is delivered in a timely fashion and with the highest possible quality.
- Designs unique grinding techniques to produce specialty eyewear and frequent unusual prescription requests.
- Develops the shortest prescription turn-around time possible for the patient service.
- Responsible for continual improvements in performance productivity and efficiency resulting in smooth operation, timely deliveries, and high quality eye glasses.
- Refines and enforces production standards.
- Controls the quality of workmanship in the surface room.
- Trains technicians in proper production methods.
- Enforces the Optical Quality Standards.
- Develops and utilizes on going training programs for individuals and groups.
- Evaluates the performance of technicians and apprentices.
- Schedules vacations in accordance with contract provisions and company/departmental policy.
- Stays abreast of all new machinery and technology, tests new equipment.
- Motivates for increased employee morale and involvement to improve productivity and reduce breakage and turn-around time.
- Successfully implement new or innovative production methods or new approaches to employees involvement and problem solving techniques.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum five (5) years of experience as surface room supervisor in a high production optical laboratory.
- Minimum five (5) years of experience in an optical lab environment, includes; layout, block, generates the polish and surface special processing.
- Bachelor's degree in business administration OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
Additional Requirements:
- Supervisory experience required.
- Familiarity with lensometer measurements, lens pattern making, spheres, cylinders, axis prism and other related information needed in the surface room.
- Familiarity with the accounting principles, inventory control and data.
- Significant knowledge in all phases of on-the-job training of optical personnel and optical theory.
- Extensive knowledge of Food and Drug Lens Regulations, OSHA requirements, State of California Dispensing Codes, ANSI Standards and STD Procedure Manual, Hazardous Waste and Handling Requirements.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A.


Working Hours: 2:00 PM or 10: 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM or 6:30 AM  

Working days: Mon - Fri or Sun - Fri.

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,Regional Service Center 4580 Electronics Pl. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Optical Lab Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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