List of Career Duties Under Glass Manufacturing Business Sector

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Blower Career Duties

  • Shape gather gob of molten glass into glassware by blowing through blowpipe
  • Receive blowpipe from Gatherer glass mfg. 575.684-026 examines gather on blowpipe for imperfections, utilizing knowledge of molten glass characteristics
  • Blow through pipe to inflate gather while rotating pipe to prevent sagging & to obtain desired shape, or blows rotates gather in mold or on board to obtain final shape
  • May dip end of blowpipe into molten glass to collect gather on head of pipe
  • May strike neck of finished article to separate article from blow pipe
  • May pull gather with tongs to aid in shaping
  • May use compressed air to inflate gather
  • May be designated according to article blown as Bottle Blower glass mfg. .

Bobbin winder Tender Career Duties

  • Tend machine that winds wire onto bobbins, preparatory to formation of wire netting used in reinforcing sheet glass
  • Thread wire from supply reel through rollers that automatically feed wire to bobbin
  • Move lever to start machine observes operation to make sure uniform winding
  • Stop machine when wire breaks splices end to full supply reel, using splicing tool.

Bonded strand Operator Career Duties

  • Tend waxing machine that bonds several strands of fiberglass yarn into single cord
  • Place bobbins of yarn on creel of machine and threads yarn through guides, over under tension bars, through strip heater, wax reservoir, dies and cooling tank and laps end of cord around mandrel of winding machine
  • Place chunks of wax in melting tank turns valve to admit melted wax into reservoir
  • Start machine and observes waxing winding process to detect broken ends
  • Dips thermometer into wax water or reads temperature gauge on control panel to detect variations from standards
  • Doff tubes of bonded cord from machine
  • Weigh tubes of bonded cord packs cord in shipping containers
  • Record weight on labels production records.

Bottle blowing machine Tender Career Duties

  • Tend automatic glass forming machines, used to form bottles, containers, and other glassware from molten glass
  • Turn valves to regulate temperatures of molten glass in forehearth, flow of glass to forming machine and coolant to solidify glass shape
  • Lubricate molds with graphite solution to prevent glass sticking to molds, using swab or spray gun
  • Inspect glassware to ascertain conformance with specifications, using fixed gauges scales
  • May correct timing sequence by adjusting timer drum
  • May tend annealing lehr used to control cooling of formed product [Lehr Tender glass mfg. ].

Clay house Worker Career Duties

  • Build and replaces clay structures that control flow and temperature of molten glass in melting tanks drawing kilns
  • Bolt sections of specified wooden mold together, using wrench and lines assembled mold with paper to prevent adherence of clay to wooden mold
  • Dump tamps clay in mold, using tamping tool
  • Disassemble mold covers clay structure with damp burlap to prevent rapid drying
  • Cuts, chips, and smooths molded clay to form such structures as floaters, shutoff bars, drawbars, and L-blocks, using square, rule, and handtools
  • Transfer clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using electric forklift truck
  • Install clay structure replacements in melting tanks and drawing kilns, using chain hoists handtools
  • Clean out openings of melting tanks, using airhose
  • May mix clay for structures.

Clay structure Builder And Servicer Career Duties

  • Build and replaces clay structures that control flow and temperature of molten glass in melting tanks drawing kilns
  • Bolt sections of specified wooden mold together, using wrench and lines assembled mold with paper to prevent adherence of clay to wooden mold
  • Dump tamps clay in mold, using tamping tool
  • Disassemble mold covers clay structure with damp burlap to prevent rapid drying
  • Cuts, chips, and smooths molded clay to form such structures as floaters, shutoff bars, drawbars, and L-blocks, using square, rule, and handtools
  • Transfer clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using electric forklift truck
  • Install clay structure replacements in melting tanks and drawing kilns, using chain hoists handtools
  • Clean out openings of melting tanks, using airhose
  • May mix clay for structures.

Combustion Analyst Career Duties

  • Test temperature of glass melting furnaces and regulates gas air supply to maintain specified temperature, using any of following methods
  • 1 Measures temperature of furnace sections, using optical pyrometer
  • Sight through opening of pyrometer into furnace opening turns sleeve dial on pyrometer until color of wire filament matches luminosity of flames
  • Read dial indicator to obtain millivolt reading compares reading with temperature chart to define if temperature is in accordance with specifications
  • Turn valves to adjust gas-to-air ratio increase or decrease temperature within refractory
  • 2 Computes and plots averages of glass temperatures on graph paper from temperature charts, using pencil and template to draw lines circles
  • Interpret graph to define need for temperature adjustment
  • Turn valve to increase or decrease air gas supply into burners
  • 3 Tests gas-to-air ratio of burned atmosphere, using gas analyzer
  • Insert hose of gas analyzer into furnace starts suction pump to withdraw sample of burned atmosphere
  • Observe dial indicator on analyzer to define if gas-to-air ratio is in accordance with specifications
  • Turn valve to adjust gas-to-air ratio control heat of furnace
  • Record tests, temperatures, and adjustments in log.

Creel Selector Career Duties

  • Remove tubes from packages of baked fiberglass sliver locates inside end of coreless package
  • Unravel portion of sliver to verify location of end cuts raveled sliver, using scissors, or breaks sliver by hand
  • May position coreless packages in creels [Creeler any industry 689.687-030].

Crosscutter Rolled Glass Career Duties

  • Cuts continuous glass sheet into specified lengths as sheet emerges from drawing or rolling machine removes defective cross sections, using suspended cutting wheel
  • Pull lever to lower cutting wheel
  • Draw cutting wheel along template across surface of moving glass sheet to divide sheet into specified lengths
  • Observe sheet for defects, like scratches, stones, bubbles, and pits, and draws cutting wheel across sheet to remove defective cross sections.

Crusher Operator Career Duties

  • Tend crushing machine that crushes washes cullet waste glass for use in manufacturing glass
  • Start conveyor that transfers cullet from storage to crushing machine
  • Start machine observes its operation for defining whether cullet is ground to specified fineness
  • Start water spray to wash crushed cullet
  • Inspect crushed cullet for foreign matter like stones, bottle caps neck rings
  • Direct flow of crushed cullet to specified bins by color type of glass
  • May transfer cullet to from crusher, using industrial truck
  • Worker who unload bulk ingredients from railcars and truck tend crushers may be designated Batch Unloader glass mfg. .

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