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"Glass Blower, Molder, Bender, and Finisher"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Shape molten glass according to patterns.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Glass Blower, Molder, Bender, and Finisher"

1) Dip ends of blowpipes into molten glass to collect gobs on pipe heads, or cut gobs from molten glass, using shears.

2) Heat glass to pliable stage, using gas flames or ovens, and rotating glass to heat it uniformly.

 

3) Inspect, weigh, and measure products to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments such as micrometers, calipers, magnifiers, and rulers.

4) Place electrodes in tube ends and heat them with glass burners to fuse them into place.

5) Place glass into dies or molds of presses, and control presses to form products such as glassware components or optical blanks.

 

6) Place rubber hoses on ends of tubing, and charge tubing with gas.

7) Repair broken scrolls by replacing them with new sections of tubing.

8) Set up and adjust machine press stroke lengths and pressures, and regulate oven temperatures according to glass types to be processed.

9) Shape, bend, or join sections of glass, using paddles, pressing and flattening hand tools, or cork.

10) Spray or swab molds with oil solutions to prevent adhesion of glass.

11) Strike necks of finished articles to separate articles from blowpipes.

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12) Superimpose bent tubing on asbestos patterns to ensure accuracy.

13) Blow tubing into specified shapes to prevent glass from collapsing, using compressed air or own breath, or blow and rotate gathers in molds or on boards to obtain final shapes.

14) Cut lengths of tubing to specified sizes, using files or cutting wheels.

 

15) Design and create glass objects, using blowpipes and artisans' hand tools and equipment.

16) Determine types and quantities of glass required to fabricate products.

17) Develop sketches of glass products into blueprint specifications, applying knowledge of glass technology and glass blowing.

18) Operate and maintain finishing machines to grind, drill, sand, bevel, decorate, wash, and/or polish glass or glass products.

19) Operate electric kilns that heat glass sheets and molds to the shape and curve of metal jigs.

20) Record manufacturing information such as quantities, sizes, and types of goods produced.

Job Description for "Glass Blower, Molder, Bender, and Finisher" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Glass Blower, Molder, Bender, and Finisher"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-A        SOC:  51-9195.04


 

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