Tasks

  • operating and monitoring glass-making furnaces to make glass by melting and fusing pre-mixed ingredients
  • tending hot- or cold-end spray equipment used to coat glassware with surface hardener
  • operating and maintaining machines that press or blow molten glass in moulds to form or shape containers, such as bottles, jars and drinking glasses
  • operating hand press to mould glass into required shape
  • operating drawing kiln to process molten glass into continuous sheet of flat glass
  • operating and monitoring floating-glass production plant
  • operating and maintaining finishing machines to grind, drill, sand, bevel, decorate, wash or polish glass or glass products
  • setting and operating press machines to mould ceramic articles from moist clay
  • operating machines to mix clay with water to knead it into a suitable plastic condition or semi-liquid form for making ceramic products
  • operating and monitoring kilns which bake pottery, porcelain ware, bricks and tiles
  • operating and monitoring machines for making glaze or abrasives
  • operating and monitoring machines which extrude molten glass to form fibreglass filaments
  • observing finished products to identify splits, cracks, breaks, colour and other imperfections

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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