The Walman Optical Company Optical Laboratory Supervisor 1 in Denver, Colorado

The Walman Optical Company is a successful, diversified, employee-owned business serving the ophthalmic community since 1915. We are a family of optical companies with a 100-year history of excellent relationships built on enduring trust and added value. Each of our businesses is guided by the same core principles and single vision: to be the most trusted business partner in the industry. Our core values respect our employees’ worth and contributions, emphasize teamwork and offer opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We are currently seeking an experienced Optical Lab Supervisor 1 for our well established Denver, CO location. This is an excellent opportunity to join our TEAM…We are the #1 optical wholesaler in the US!

Job Summary

Supervise employees and manage to a high level of efficiency in the manufacturing area of the branch. Manage and report on team metrics, primarily using tools in our Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) program. The Supervisor is responsible for providing communication and coaching to all teammates and the maintenance of a TEAM environment that fosters an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) mindset.

Position Specifics:

  • Working knowledge of all aspects within the manufacturing area.

  • Monitor and evaluate productivity through team and individual metrics.

  • Actively participate and engage in continuous improvement processes such as our Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) program.

  • Effectively communicate company policies and procedures to team.

  • Manage and coach employees and assure timely performance reviews and proper documentation of performance issues.

  • Maintain production records as well as machine maintenance records and charting.

  • Communicate with offsite vendors in trouble shooting office and lab machine errors.

  • Responsible for effective scheduling of vacation hours commensurate with the needs of the branch, with consideration of seasonality workloads.

  • Maintain production records as well as machine maintenance records and charting.

  • Maintain close association with accounts, both internal and external.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent and Four (4) years of optical laboratory environment or experience commensurate with department functions.

  • Must be able to perform to high levels of competency all aspects of lab manufacturing.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Excellent leadership skills; with ability to maintain an even workflow and a motivating work environment.

  • Keyboard and PC skills required; specifically Digital Vision Inc. (DVI) optical manufacturing software.

  • Mechanical aptitude and lensometer experience a must.

  • Prior Supervisory experience a plus.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD

  • PTO

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

If you are interested in becoming part of the Walman Team please apply online today.

The Walman Optical Company is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Protected Veteran Status. The company grants reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled individuals in accordance with applicable law.