List of Career Duties Under Glass Manufacturing Business Sector

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Forming DepartmentSupervisor Career Duties

  • Supervise and coordinates workers engaged in operating either press-and-blow, blow-and-blow, or spin forming machines and controlling auxiliary equipment, like forehearths lehrs, used to form glass bottles, containers, and other glassware
  • Review production schedules to plan job change-overs, to requisition molds parts from mold department and to assign workers
  • Observe machine operations to verify mold pressures & temperatures, plunger pressures, timing of sequences and size of gob lump of molten glass , using knowledge of machine operation product specifications
  • Inspect formed glassware for surface defects conformance to specifications for size, shape, and weight, using templates, dial indicators, and scales
  • May make or assist in making job change-overs by removing and replacing molds, air lines feeder tubes, and plungers, and by adjusting gob shears and timing mechanism, using handtools knowledge of job change-over procedures
  • May regulate and adjust temperatures conveyor speeds of annealing lehr
  • May be designated Supervisor, Bottle Machines glass mfg.
  • Perform other duties described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Forming Fixer Career Duties

  • Repair adjusts fiberglass sliver forming machines, applying knowledge of machine operation
  • Examine machine parts to define type of defect
  • Turn setscrews nuts to align machine parts
  • Remove, replaces, and repairs worn or damaged parts, like spiral traverses, fin coolers, graphite shoes, and binder applicators sleeves , using handtools
  • Mount graphite shoes on shaft inserts shaft into chuck of turning lathe
  • Start lathe holds crocus cloth against shoes to remove nicks, dirt, and burs
  • Hold and turns spiral traverse against buffing wheel to smooth clean traverse
  • Clean glass binder solution from binder applicators, using crocus cloth
  • Record maintains production information, like inventory of parts, and parts cleaned, changed, and adjusted.

Forming machine Adjuster Career Duties

  • Repair adjusts fiberglass sliver forming machines, applying knowledge of machine operation
  • Examine machine parts to define type of defect
  • Turn setscrews nuts to align machine parts
  • Remove, replaces, and repairs worn or damaged parts, like spiral traverses, fin coolers, graphite shoes, and binder applicators sleeves , using handtools
  • Mount graphite shoes on shaft inserts shaft into chuck of turning lathe
  • Start lathe holds crocus cloth against shoes to remove nicks, dirt, and burs
  • Hold and turns spiral traverse against buffing wheel to smooth clean traverse
  • Clean glass binder solution from binder applicators, using crocus cloth
  • Record maintains production information, like inventory of parts, and parts cleaned, changed, and adjusted.

Forming machine Operator Career Duties

  • Sets up operates automatic glass forming machines that either press, blow, or spin gobs lumps of molten glass in molds to form bottles, containers, cathode ray tubes, and other glass products
  • Adjust shears to cut or plungers to force gobs from forehearth, using handtools
  • Install adjusts feeder tubes leading from forehearth to molds to deliver gob to mold, using wrenches
  • Mount and bolts blanking molds final molds to hanger arms on machine, or bolts molder to spinner plates, using handtools
  • Install and aligns neck rings and press plungers to blanking molds, using wrenches, to form neck mouths of product
  • Couple air lines to molds coolant lines to mold jacket to regulate solidification of formed glass
  • Couple gas lines to burners under molds to maintain plasticity of glass during forming
  • Adjust trip buttons on timer drum to set gob feeding, blank molding, final molding, and product discharging sequence
  • Turn controls to regulate air pressure, gas pressure, glass temperatures, and coolant flow
  • Observe machine operation to maintain sequences and air and fluid volumes, using knowledge of machine operation product specifications
  • Frequently swabs molds with graphite solution to prevent glass from sticking to mold, using swab or spray gun
  • Periodically, visually examines product for surface defects that indicate damaged or scored molds and measures shape, size, and weight of product, using fixed gauges scales to define if air pressure, solidification rate, and gob size are correct
  • May regulate annealing lehrs to cool glass product
  • May be designated by product formed as Bottle-Machine Operator glass mfg.
  • May be called Mold-Press Operator glass mfg. if operating press-and-blow machine with indexing turntable.

Forming 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. ].

Forming machine Upkeep Mechanic Career Duties

  • Sets up, adjusts, and repairs automatic glass forming machines, like press-and-blow, blow-and-blow, and spinning machines, used to form bottles, containers, and other glassware, utilizing knowledge of glass forming machinery
  • Read work order to define which molds, mold components and machine parts are needed
  • Remove molds, mold components and feeder tubes from machines, using handtools
  • Mount blanking mold final mold to hanger arms on machine, and installs gob lump of molten glass feeder tube leading from forehearth to molds, using handtools
  • Install and aligns neck rings and press plunger to blanking mold to form neck mouth of glassware, using handtools
  • Couple air lines to molds coolant lines to mold jacket to regulate solidification of glass
  • Adjust size of orifice which releases gob from forehearth, and shears cutting gob to control size of gob fed to mold, using handtools
  • Adjust trip buttons on timer drum to set gob feeding, blank molding, final molding, and discharge sequence
  • Couple gas line to preheating burner under mold to maintain plasticity of glass during molding
  • Turn controls that regulate air pressures, coolant flows, gas line pressure, and glass temperatures in forehearth to form acceptable products, using knowledge of machine operation product specifications
  • Perform test run inspects glassware to verify setup
  • Repair damaged machines by replacing defective parts, like cams, hanger arms, or forming components, using handtools
  • Change lehr drive gears to control annealing time of glassware in lehr
  • May be assisted by Forming-Machine Operator glass mfg. in setting up machines
  • May ascertain temperature of gob, using pyrometer.

Forming machine Upkeep mechanic Helper Career Duties

  • Assist Forming-Machine Upkeep Mechanic glass mfg. in setting up and repairing bottle-forming machines and lubricates feeder chutes molds
  • Remove and replaces glass-forming molds & components and adjusts shears orifice rings furnace channel opening , according to instructions, using handtools
  • Swab or brushes feeder chutes molds with oil or compound to prevent molten glass from sticking
  • Lubricate machine parts, using oilcan
  • Transfer molds to from mold repair shop, using handtruck
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Forming Yardage control Operator Career Duties

  • Control temperature of bushings speed of winders on fiberglass forming machines to maintain specified yardage per pound in sliver
  • Monitor bushing control panels, temperature charts and indicators to define if temperature of furnace bushings, molten glass over bushings, forehearths and canals meet specifications
  • Obtain test skein of sliver from Test-Skein Winder glass mfg. dries skein for specified time in electric furnace
  • Weigh dried test skein to obtain weight in grams converts weight to yards per pound to define deviations from specifications, using yardage conversion chart
  • Turn digital dial on bushing control panel to regulate temperature of bushings
  • Test voltage on compensator units that vary speed of collets winding rings , using voltage meter
  • Determine bushing temperature specified for voltage reading from table and turns button to set temperature regulate speed of collet
  • Record data, like shift, crew, date, time of temperature reading, time of yardage reading, type of sliver produced, temperatures, and adjustments made, in yardage control log.

Frickertron Checker Career Duties

  • Tend fiberglass forming winding machines to obtain sample skeins of sliver used in testing yardage per pound
  • Insert cord of timing instrument into wall outlet near machine from which sample is taken releases pedal to start machine
  • Place arm of timing device against strands of sliver pushes button to start timer
  • Stop winder after specified time removes takeup tube
  • Remove test skein from tube and hangs skein on board designated for each furnace bushing
  • Carry skeins to Yardage-Control Operator, Forming glass mfg. for testing when sufficient skeins are obtained.

Furnace Attendant Career Duties

  • Control automatic equipment to weigh, mix, and melt ingredients to make glass
  • Adjust panel controls to transfer specified amounts of ingredients, like silica sand, soda ash, limestone flurospar, feldspar, borax, clay and cullet waste glass from storage bins to automatic weigh hopper batch mixer [Mixer glass mfg. ]
  • Adjust panel controls to dump blended mix into furnace
  • Observe signal lights, dials, and charts, and turns switches to adjust air, fuel, water pressure, and furnace temperature
  • Turn switch to reverse gas fire from one side of gas-and-air regenerative chambers to other side to equalize heat in furnace
  • Observe color of molten glass through furnace opening or reads gauges or pyrometer to define when furnace temperature has reached prescribed level
  • Collect sample of molten glass for laboratory analysis
  • Make adjustments on equipment to correct deviations from specifications
  • Record batch mixing, glass melting, and production data
  • May control furnace to melt and fuse premixed ingredients be designated Tank-Furnace Operator glass mfg. .

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