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Lab Technician - Optical

  1. Retail Fulfilment hub
  2. Permanent

Retail Fulfilment Hub, Centurion Way, Nottingham

Hours per week:



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Role overview

As a Laboratory Technician at our Regional Fulfilment Hub, you’ll be at the forefront of our eyewear manufacturing process, ensuring that our products meet the highest standards and precisely match our customers’ prescriptions. Your role will demand previous experience in a fast-paced production environment, where your sharp eye for detail and manual dexterity will be essential, due to the intricate nature of the work.

Ideally, you’ll bring expertise from an optical background, equipping you with the necessary skills to produce made-to-order prescription glasses. Operating our specialised warehouse equipment, you’ll meticulously maintain and calibrate the tools, guarantee the consistent production of high-quality eyewear, tailored to our customers’ unique needs. Your passion for customer service will support our ambition to See More and Be More for our customers, and we’ll support you to continuously learn and grow with Vision Express.

Who are we?

We are Vision Express - with over 550 stores across the UK and Ireland, we have something for everyone. Whether you want to work in a busy city centre flagship, a smaller village store or in one of our coastal locations, we're sure we will have the perfect solution for you!

Did you know, we are also part of the EssilorLuxottica family? EssilorLuxottica is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of lenses, frames and sunglasses! We are home to the most loved and widely-recognised vision care and eyewear brands in the world. Their priority eyewear brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Costa, Vogue Eyewear, Persol and Oliver Peoples, complemented by over 20 prestigious licensed brands.

Who is the perfect candidate?

  • Have a background in fast-paced production, preferably in optics, for an understanding of prescriptions and eyewear specifications
  • Keen eye for detail and excellent manual skills
  • Skilled in operating and maintaining specialised manufacturing equipment
  • Collaborative, adaptable, and customer-focused for high-quality outcomes
  • Work as a team to meet our Regional Fulfilment Hub targets, as well as your personal daily KPIs, to ensure we’re providing the best service and support for our customers and store colleagues

Anything else you should know?

  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance - 2 x your basic annual salary
  • Free eyewear annually with eligibility from day one of joining us!
  • Free parking for all Vision Express colleagues
  • Opportunities to get involved in the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation
  • Discounts for friends and family
  • Employee Assistant Program offering confidential support and advice on everything from financial support to emotional support and everything in-between
  • 33 days annual leave - increasing with your length of service, plus the opportunity to buy or sell holiday
  • Flexible health related benefits, such as; Health Cash plan, Additional Life cover, Critical Illness cover and Dental Plan
  • Opportunities to join a company wide community with peer to peer knowledge, sharing and collaborating through our internal channels
  • Flexible lifestyle benefits, such as; Gymflex, Dining Cards, Discounted Travel Insurance, Experience Days, and even discounted bicycles through our Cycle to Work Scheme
  • And so much more!