MOS 68H—Optical Laboratory Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 68H, Optical Laboratory Specialist:

PULHES: 323222
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Required ASVAB Score: GM: 98
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 24 weeks at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Virginia
Other Requirements

Optical Laboratory Specialist (MOS 68H) Description / Major Duties:

The optical laboratory specialist assembles spectacles utilizing presurfaced single vision lens; surfaces multi-vision lens and assembles multi-vision spectacles; repairs and fabricates spectacles and supervises optical laboratory personnel.

Duties for MOS 68H at each skill level are:

MOSC 68H1O. Surfaces lens blanks, fabricates, repairs and assembles prescription spectacles. Maintain tools and equipment.

MOSC 68H2O. Performs duties shown in the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinates. Performs prescription related administration.

MOSC 68H3O. Provides technical guidance, inspects completed spectacles, and insures quality control standards. Develops stock levels, requisitions, stores and maintains optical supplies and equipment. Prepares and conducts training programs and instructs on preventive maintenance and safety procedures.

MOSC 68H4O. Determines personnel requirements, establishes priorities and organizes work schedules. Plan layout of work areas. Prepares and conducts training programs. Inspect to ensure a safe, clean and orderly working environment. Supervise quality control procedures. Drafts and prepares budget estimates and monitors records of cost data and expenditures. Perform staff, budget and advisory duties. Prepare other technical, administrative and personnel reports. Coordinate activities of optical laboratory with medical treatment facilities.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 68H:

(1) Successful completion of high school Algebra.
(2) No history of a felony conviction.
(3) No history of conviction of crimes involving:
(a) Any weapons/ammunition/explosives/arson charges.
(b) Any drug activity involving illegal possession, buying, selling or distribution (dealing) of controlled substances or synthetics.
(c) Violence against persons or property.
(d) Sexual misconduct.
(4) No record of conviction by special or general courts-martial or civilian courts of offenses listed in AR 27-10 (Military Justice), chapter 24 or otherwise required to register as a sexual offender under AR 27-10, chapter 24.
(5) Formal training (completion of MOS 68H course under the auspices of AMEDD Center & School) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria per paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) below.
(a) Be a graduate of State-recognized 1 year course in opticianry or be licensed as optician.
(b) Course transcripts and a copy of the opticians’ license is required.
(c) Proficiency training must be performed under the supervision of an NCO qualified in MOS 68H or an optometrist (AOC 67F).

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 68H:

P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 4).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5W—umpmaster (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).

Article Last Modified: February 17, 2011

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