optical instrument assembler


Optical instrument assemblers read blueprints and assembly drawings to assemble lenses and optical instruments, such as microscopes, telescopes, projection equipment, and medical diagnostic equipment. They process, grind, polish, and coat glass materials, centre lenses according to the optical axis, and cement them to the optical frame. They may test the instruments after assembly.

Alternative label

  • optical assembly technician

  • optical equipment fabricator

  • optical instrument assembly practitioner

  • fabricator of optical instruments

  • fabricator of optical equipment

  • optical equipment technician

  • assembler of optical instruments

  • optical equipment assembler

  • practitioner of optical instrument assembly

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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