List of Career Duties Under Glass Manufacturing Business Sector

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Cullet Crusher and washer 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. .

Cut off machine Helper Career Duties

  • Tend automatic vacuum crane that removes lites of glass from cutoff machine conveyor
  • Turn valves to activate vacuum cups on crane that hold glass during unloading-stacking cycle and starts crane
  • Inspect glass for spalls rough edges as glass passes on conveyor
  • Trim spalls from glass with glass-cutting wheel notifies Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator, Automatic glass mfg. of glass condition for correction
  • Stop crane cycle to allow passage of broken or defective glass from conveyor into cullet waste glass chute
  • Count glass stacked on turntable, and pushes switch to move turntable to next loading station
  • May use spotlight to highlight defects in glass
  • May work as member of team
  • May load lites on automatic, multicutting machine to cut lites into sections, using automatic vacuum-cupped crane, and be designated Glass-Loading-Equipment Tender glass mfg. .

Cut off machine Unloader Career Duties

  • Tend automatic vacuum crane that removes lites of glass from cutoff machine conveyor
  • Turn valves to activate vacuum cups on crane that hold glass during unloading-stacking cycle and starts crane
  • Inspect glass for spalls rough edges as glass passes on conveyor
  • Trim spalls from glass with glass-cutting wheel notifies Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator, Automatic glass mfg. of glass condition for correction
  • Stop crane cycle to allow passage of broken or defective glass from conveyor into cullet waste glass chute
  • Count glass stacked on turntable, and pushes switch to move turntable to next loading station
  • May use spotlight to highlight defects in glass
  • May work as member of team
  • May load lites on automatic, multicutting machine to cut lites into sections, using automatic vacuum-cupped crane, and be designated Glass-Loading-Equipment Tender glass mfg. .

Cut off Tender Glass Career Duties

  • Tend automatic equipment that burns, scores, and breaks continuous sheet of glass into specific lengths
  • Turn controls on panel to synchronize cutting heads with rise of vertically drawn glass sheet to score glass into specific dimensions
  • Push or pulls sheet to cap off break glass along scored line additionally trims knurled edges with glass cutter wheel
  • Stack cut glass sheets on rack throws cullet waste glass down chute
  • Replace dull cutting wheels on automatic scoring equipment
  • Periodically measures cut glass length adjusts cutting heads
  • May record number of sheets produced per hour
  • May use vacuum-cupped crane to break off or move cut glass
  • May work as member of team.

Cutting machine Tender Decorative Career Duties

  • Tend automatic cutting machine that cuts designs in glassware
  • Depress pedal to raise holding fixture places glassware in fixture
  • Push button to index fixture to cutting stations which cut designs in glassware
  • Remove finished glassware places it in tray.

Decorating Inspector Career Duties

  • Examine decorated glassware as it emerges from decorating or label-applying machines for decorating defects, like off-coloring, smears, paint chips, illegible design, and misaligned labels, and for forming defects, like misshaped glassware
  • Remove defective ware from conveyor places ware with decorating defects in cartons or on conveyor for transport to decorating removal station and discards ware with forming defects in cullet waste glass bin
  • Record number & type of defects submits report to supervisor
  • May pack acceptable ware in cartons
  • May measure dimensions of ware, using fixed gauges templates
  • May transfer decorated ware to drying oven.

Decorative Cutting machine Tender Career Duties

  • Tend automatic cutting machine that cuts designs in glassware
  • Depress pedal to raise holding fixture places glassware in fixture
  • Push button to index fixture to cutting stations which cut designs in glassware
  • Remove finished glassware places it in tray.

Defect Repairer Glassware Career Duties

  • Repair forming defects in glassware, using acetylene torch molds
  • Ignite torch moves flame over defective area to soften glass for reworking
  • Insert softened glassware in mold for reshaping removes glassware from mold after reshaping
  • Examine finished glassware to make sure defect is repaired.

Drawing kiln Operator Career Duties

  • Operate drawing kiln to process molten glass into continuous sheet of flat glass
  • Sets rheostat to control speed of rolls on kiln that draw glass sheet of specified thickness and adjusts setting to maintain thickness, based on gauge or recorder readings during processing
  • Regulate gas-firing to edges of glass sheet to prevent slippage of sheet from knurl guide wheels
  • Inspect glass sheet through kiln peephole for defects, like stones blisters, as sheet is drawn vertically by rolls
  • Signal Balcony Worker glass mfg. to open rolls allow passage of defective area to prevent break in sheet
  • Receive gauge readings positions asbestos pads on sides of cooling jacket in kiln with iron rod to correct irregular thickness in glass sheet
  • Close lower roll of drawing kiln to prevent broken sheets of glass from collapsing into kiln
  • Light auxiliary gas jets in kiln to heat glass sheet below break stop run of break
  • Replace jacket cooling pads plugs in kiln with mortar, using trowel.

Drawing kiln Supervisor Career Duties

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in melting drawing of glass into sheet form
  • Read recorder instruments to verify specified melting-tank temperatures
  • Observe glass drawing process to make sure glass is drawn to specifications
  • Determine cause of malfunctioning equipment or defects in glass, and advises Drawing-Kiln Operator glass mfg. of action necessary for correction
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

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