Optical Workers

Location: Ilminster
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £10.00 - £10.50
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Location: Ilminster, TA19
Assignment: Permanent contract
Hours: 06:00am – 14:30pm Monday to Thursday & 06:00am – 13:30pm Fridays / 14:00pm – 22:30pm Monday to Thursday & 13:00pm – 20:30pm Fridays
Pay: £10 - £10.50 per hour + 20% uplift for rotational shift and late shifts

Duties as an Optical Worker:

  • Maintain equipment, setup and operate CNC diamond turning machines
  • Understand optical manufacturing drawings
  • Understand ISO and MIL specification
  • Create CNC programs for diamond turning machines
  • Make adjustments to established CNC programs with minimal supervision
  • Select and adjust tooling changes as needed with minimal supervision
  • Designing of diamond turning jigs and fixtures
  • Inspect and measure diamond turned optical parts to ensure conformity to specified tolerances
  • Perform optical tests including interferometry and profilometer tests to determine optical quality
  • Perform cleaning operations to keep work area machinery maintained

About you:

  • 2+ years of experience in CNC machining (optical manufacturing preferred)
  • GCSE or equivalent qualifications in English, Maths and Science
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of CNC diamond turned optical components
  • Ability to use precision measuring tools and optical test equipment
  • Ability to read optical drawings
  • Continuous improvement through process development
  • Knowledge of manual handling
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Hours & Pay:

  • 39 hours per week
  • Rotational shift: 06:00am – 14:30pm Monday to Thursday & 06:00am – 13:30pm Fridays / 14:00pm – 22:30pm Monday to Thursday & 13:00pm – 20:30pm Fridays
  • £10.00 - £10.50 per hour + 20% uplift (dependent on experience)


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company pension pays 6%
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Free onsite parking
  • Corporate eye test voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Long service and staff recognition awards

To apply for this role, please submit your CV via the Apply Now button or contact our Exeter office on 01392 273665 for more information.