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Optical Worker – Single Point Diamond Turning

Job Category:Crystal Optics
Level:Entry Level
Location(s):Ilminster (UK)
Closing Date:October 31, 2022

G&H offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.

Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.

Our five business locations in the United States and four UK-based businesses employ across a broad range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.


The position is responsible for maintaining, setting-up, operating and troubleshooting CNC diamond turning machines.

Accountable to

Manufacturing Supervisor / Team Leader

Mandatory Responsibilities

  • Develop, support, and work within Health & Safety regulations, Company Quality and Environmental systems of work, and all other Company policies and procedures.
  • Working positively to develop and foster good working relationships with customers, colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity.
  • Promote and display G&H Core Values.

Role responsibilities

  • Maintain equipment, setup and operate CNC diamond turning machines.
  • Understand optical manufacturing drawings.
  • Understand ISO and MIL specifications.
  • 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.

Performance measures

  • Planned activity adherence.
  • Attendance.
  • Time keeping.
  • Timely delivery of Company products.
  • Completion of new product development pathways.

Personal attributes

  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Result orientated.
  • Positive can do attitude.
  • Punctual and adaptable.
  • Ability to work as part of a larger team or on own initiative.
  • Flexible approach to working and shift patterns.
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Methodical approach.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and to meet deadlines.

Skills / abilities

  • 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 organisational and communication skills.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to G&H Ilminster following the apply now link to the left.