Profession optical instrument production supervisor

Optical instrument production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct the optical instrument production process. They make sure the optical glass is processed properly and optical equipment is assembled according to specifications. They manage labourers working on the production line, oversee the quality of the assembled goods, and perform cost and resource management.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Optical manufacturing process

    The process and different stages of manufacturing an optical product, from design and prototyping to the preparation of optical components and lenses, the assembly of optical equipment, and the intermediate and final testing of the optical products and its components.

  • Optics

    The science that studies the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it.

  • Supply chain management

    The flow of goods in the supply chain, movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

  • Optical components

    The components and materials necessary for building optical instruments, such as lenses and frames.

  • Types of optical instruments

    Possess information on the types of optical instruments and lenses, such as microscopes and telescopes, as well as on their mechanics, components, and characteristics.

  • Optical engineering

    Subdiscipline of engineering that deals with the development of optical instruments and applications, such as telescopes, microscopes, lenses, lasers, fibre optic communication, and imaging systems.

Skills

  • Meet productivity targets

    Devise methods to determine improvement in productivity, adjusting the goals to be reached and the necessary time and resources.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observing machine operations and evaluating product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Supervise work

    Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate personnel.

  • Read assembly drawings

    Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Follow production schedule

    Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Perform resource planning

    Estimate the expected input in terms of time, human and financial resources necessary to achieve the project objectives.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain optical equipment precision engineering liaise with engineers mount optical components on frames order optical supplies wear cleanroom suit repair optical equipment train employees electrical engineering manipulate glass recruit employees chair a meeting maintain safe engineering watches operate optical assembly equipment mechanical engineering oversee logistics of finished products glass tempering manage distribution channels test optical components microoptics process incoming optical supplies loading charts for transportation of goods communicate with customers cut glass grind glass inspect optical supplies provide documentation liaise with managers