Under general supervision will fabricate Lumineers, inlays/onlays, crowns and bridges.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Perform high level, front end operations of the fabrication of porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns, full cast crowns (gold), metal based bridges, zirconium crowns, and lithium disilicate crowns.
- Read, interpret, and design pressed porcelain restorations from Doctors’ prescription forms, Doctor preferences, and evaluator notes on the work ticket. Ask questions as needed to complete the case to the client's specifications.
- Interface with various support personnel to assure case success (e.g. Technical Advisor, Consultants, Quality Assurance Technicians, Waxers, and Designers).
- Review and approve the work of Waxers, Designers, and Model Workers, as appropriate, for a case’s production.
- Verify accuracy of tooth dimensions and occlusion of teeth, using micrometer and articulator and complete final fitting and glazing as required.
- Ensure proper anatomy, margin, color, contact and occlusion are achieved.
- Maintain product quality standards with an internal unit rejection rate as established.
- Fit and finish Lumineers to the case model at quality standard at the rate established by supervisor.
- Follow case production schedule to maintain on-time case completion per the work ticket finish date and Doctor’s due date.
- Keep work area organized and clean with all tools and supplies stored in their proper places at end of the work shift.
- Adhere to company and departmental policies and procedures, including safety and security measures, and ISO 9001 work instructions.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Pursue relevant information pertaining to new techniques and developments in dental technology by maintaining contact with others in the dental field (e.g. associations or continuing education programs).
- Request and/or receive training as needed or required to meet product quality standards and production efficiency standards; ensure training information is comprehended and retained.
- Provide training to new or lower level ceramists as directed.
- Others tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of occlusion and function including centric relation/maxim intercuspidation, anterior and condylar guidance, centric holding stops, side shift, protrusion, laterotrusion and free way space.
- Skill in using semi-adjustable instrumentation.
- Ability to demonstrate high level of artistic ability and attention to minute detail.
- Ability to demonstrate high degree of precision in working with close tolerances.
- Ability to demonstrate a high degree of manual dexterity, excellent close and distance vision, and to recognize very fine color shadings and variations in shape.
- Ability to demonstrate good hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills to use intricate tools.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal, with many levels of employees of various disciplines and departments.
- Ability to interact favorably with co-workers, supervisory staff, and managers.
- Ability to maintain accuracy, consistency and quality in a fast-paced, multi-task environment.
- Ability to accurately perform detail-oriented work.
- Ability to be flexible in changing daily workload priorities as directed.
- Ability to conduct training as directed.
- Ability to make effective decisions within company or departmental guidelines.
- Ability to demonstrate leadership in job performance.
- Ability to learn and use LabTrac software program.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 the job, employee is regularly required to sit, bend at the neck, use repetitive use of one or both hands; grasp simply with one or both hands and use fine manipulation with one or both hands. The employee is regularly required to walk, stand, bend at the waist, twist at the neck and/or waist and to reach above and below shoulder level; work around equipment or machinery, is exposed to dust when sanding or grinding models, use repetitive foot movement and to wear special visual or other protective equipment. Normal vision (with corrective lenses, if necessary) is required for the job. The work environment is moderately noisy.
Education and/or Experience
Associate’s degree from two year college or trade school; three to five years related experience in the fabrication of porcelain laminates, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and metal finishing is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CDT and previous experience with any system pressed porcelain and/or quality assurance is a plus.
Lompoc, California, United States