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National Dentex Dental Lab Technician Trainee- Ceramist in St Cloud, Minnesota


Join National Dentex - a leading healthcare organization specializing in the dental industry. We offer a full spectrum of specialized products, services, and technologies to address any dental restoration need. Currently, we have 30+ labs throughout the country. Our team is growing, and we are seeking to fill a number of key positions within our organization including this opportunity at NDX Thoele in St. Cloud, MN for a Full-Time Dental Laboratory Technician Trainee. Previous experience is not necessary; we offer paid, hands-on training! However, dental professionals are encouraged to apply!

Hourly rate of pay will be negotiable and determined by skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience.

The regular hours for this position are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and subject to change from time to time.

This is a full-time position featuring employee benefits including: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; 401K; and tuition reimbursement!

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Completely read prescriptions and specifications received from dentist; clarify questions with supervisor

  • Examine materials in pan, confirm that all items needed are present and in suitable condition, and make sure case is scheduled accurately according to the prescription

  • Choose correct porcelain

  • Build to correct contour, blend and occlusion

  • Contour e-max, zirconia, and posterior porcelain fused to metal according to documented procedures in a priority order

  • Stain and glaze with crown clean-up functions on posterior restorations.

  • Fire at correct temperature

  • Add on when necessary

  • Steam clean required items

  • Place units back onto dies, back onto models

  • Return items to proper pan

  • Complete cases according to work ticket schedule, notify supervisor of late cases

  • Scan and initial cases as required

  • Ensure that all steps and technical team policies are followed, in order, to ensure consistent, accurate results.

  • Review final work and check completely that all quality standards have been met before passing the work to the next technician

  • Manipulate small items and hand tools

  • Operate a blasting unit as well as a steam cleaner

  • Work with hot ovens

  • Shading

  • Ceramage

  • Tooth Tattooing

  • Assist in opaque and model department functions when required

  • Wear proper personal protective equipment when performing work tasks that require them and follow safety guidelines as stated in NDX safety policy

  • Clean work area in assigned department per schedule

  • Support Manager and Director of Operations in creating a positive atmosphere within the department

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager and Director of Operations to aid workflow

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

  • Must be able to do the following:

  • Ceramics

  • Build

  • Contour

  • Grind

  • Opaque

  • Stain and Glaze

  • Wax

  • Polish

  • Strong spatial ability, good eye hand coordination, excellent perception skills and superior attention to details

  • The ability to trouble shoot and problem solve using experience and success to gauge the best steps on future cases

  • Excellent color perception

  • Strong ability to pay close attention to details

  • Logical, analytical thinker with the ability to process information and formulate decisions

  • Dependable and reliable; willing to take on needed duties to fulfill the goals of this operation and take responsibility for actions

  • Able to use a hand piece

  • Able to coordinate and handle a variety of different assignments

  • Flexible and open to frequent change, supporting the efforts of the organization

  • Technical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of dental terminology and oral anatomy

  • Ability to complete essential job functions required at a level that meets the standards for an experienced dental technician

  • Interpersonal/Communication/Teamwork Skills

  • Takes a proactive approach to situations

  • Educate and motivate others within department

  • Accepts and offers feedback in a tactful manner

  • Ability to use surrounding resources if questions arise

  • Assist with supporting open communication within organization

  • Decision making skills

  • Prioritize workload so that cases run efficiently through department

  • Handle last minute rush cases properly as needed

  • Takes steps to resolve an issue or problem

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Three (3) years prior experience as a Dental Lab Technician within a Fixed Dental Prosthesis fabrication department preferred.

Hazardous Materials or Equipment Used:

  • Adhesives (E)

  • Gold

  • Platinum (F)

  • Porcelain/Titanium dioxide (E)

  • Nickel Free metal

  • Sandblaster

  • Porcelain ovens

  • Carving blades

  • Bard parker knife

  • Plaster knife

  • Stone wheel

  • Hot plate

  • Hand piece and related tools

  • Boil out machine

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and/or reach

  • Regularly required to exhibit fine motor skills and/or perform repetitive motions using both arms and hands grasping, gripping, pinching, lifting, and carrying. Constantly lifting & carrying 0-10 lbs.

  • Exhibit fine motor skills and/or perform repetitive motions

  • Read and interpret prescriptions and other required documentation

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information

  • Vision capabilities: depth perception, attention to detail, and/or color




  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • High School or Equivalent or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)