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Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Lathe Grind Operator

Job ID:  312

Rochester Hills, MI, US

Date:  May 14, 2022



The individual needs to have basic math skills and be familiar with a Lathe grinder.   Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Know basic machine maintenance and working in a manufacturing environment is required.  Must be able to perform quality checks.  Able to work independently and in a team environment.





  • Prior experience in Manufacture gauge details from prints using a Lathe grinder.
  • The ability to read complex detailed assembly drawings and understand the function.
  • Must already know basic machine maintenance.
  • Know how to perform quality checks on finished details.
  • Be able to maintain clean work environment at all times.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Performs the required tasks safely and efficiently, following all safety rules to protect self and others.

Performs all other duties as assigned


  • Must have a High School Diploma or a GED.
  • The minimum of five years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • High levels of basic manufacturing processes, prioritization, and excellent communicator.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have necessary machinist tools that are required to perform the job.
  • Solid understanding and use of precision/non-precision instruments is a must.
  • Must possess strong basic math skills
  • US  Citizenship or Qualified U.S. Worker


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and keyboarding; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Light & Production division helps industrial customers to make their production processes more effective and more efficient by using optical and photonic technologies. In this regard, Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of metrology and laser machines for manufacturing processes in the automotive industry.

Here in the Metrology business unit, we stand for the development and production of high-precision contact and non-contact production metrology for a wide range of measurement tasks such as the pneumatic, tactile or optical inspection of roughness, contour and form, as well as determining dimensions throughout all phases of the production process and in the metrology lab.

Join us and work with us to ensure that our components and system solutions continue to boost the efficiency of production processes of industrial customers through the use of photonics.

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If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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