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9413 – Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters

Glass forming and finishing machine operators operate multi-function process control machinery or single-function machines to melt, form, cut or finish flat glass, glassware, bottles, and other glass products. Glass cutters cut flat glass of various thicknesses to specified sizes and shapes by hand. They are employed by glass and glass products manufacturing companies.


Index of titles

Example titles

Annealer – glass products manufacturing

Automatic glass-cutting table operator

Automatic sealing gun operator – glass

Batch plant tender – glass

Beaker tester

Bottle inspector – glass products manufacturing

Bottle machine operator – glass products manufacturing

Bottle maker operator

Bottle maker operator – glass and glass products

Bottle tester

Diamond grinder operator – glass finishing

Diamond wheel edger – glass finishing

Drawing kiln operator – glass forming

Enamel burner – glass products manufacturing

Enamelling furnace operator – glass products manufacturing

Enamelware paint baker – glass products manufacturing

Float chief operator – glass forming

Float operator – glass forming

Forming-cutting operator – glass products

Gatherer – glass products manufacturing

Glass bender

Glass beveller

Glass beveller operator

Glass beveller tender

Glass bonding machine operator

Glass breaker

Glass buffer

Glass chipper

Glass cut-off machine operator

Glass cutter

Glass cutter operator

Glass cutter-framer

Glass drill operator

Glass drill tender

Glass edger

Glass edger operator

Glass edger tender

Glass etcher

Glass finisher

Glass forming operator

Glass forming specialist

Glass furnace operator

Glass furnace setter-operator

Glass furnace set-up operator

Glass grinder

Glass heater

Glass laminator

Glass lathe operator

Glass lehr attendant

Glass lehr operator

Glass lehr tender

Glass marker

Glass melter

Glass mixer

Glass mould cleaner

Glass mould polisher

Glass moulder

Glass polisher

Glass polisher tender

Glass presser

Glass spin mould machine set-up operator

Glass tank furnace operator

Glass temperer

Glass windshield autoclave operator

Glass worker – glass products manufacturing

Glass-annealing furnace tender

Glass-blowing lathe operator

Glass-blowing machine operator

Glass-blowing machine setter

Glass-coating line operator

Glass-decorating machine operator

Glass-drawing machine operator

Glass-edging machine feeder

Glass-finishing machine operator

Glass-forming machine operator

Glass-forming machine setter

Glass-forming machine set-up person

Glass-grinding machine feeder

Glass-pressing and glass-blowing machine operator

Glass-pressing machine operator

Glass-silvering machine operator

Glass-stopper grinder

Glass-tempering furnace operator

Glass-tube-expander operator

Glassware grinder

Glassware-banding machine tender

Glassware-decorating machine operator

Groove grinder – glass

Hand glass cutter

Hand glass edge finisher

Machine operator – glass forming and finishing

Mirror maker

Mirror silverer

Mirror-silvering equipment operator

Neon sign pumper

Neon sign tube bender

Neon tube bender

Neon tube pumper

Ornamental glass production worker

Special glass cutter

Stained glass production worker

Staple cutter – glass products manufacturing

Strapping machine operator – glass manufacturing

Tinted glassware maker

Yardage controller – glass products manufacturing

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Glass process control operators

Operate multi-function process control machinery through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems to mix and melt raw materials; heat, anneal, temper or form float glass or glass products; and coat glass with silver or other metals and materials

Observe gauges, computer printouts and video monitors to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments as necessary

Maintain shift log of production and other data

May operate process control machinery to cut glass or assemble glass window units

May clean and maintain process machinery

May ensure adequate levels of oil, soap, talc or other materials used in machine production of glass.

Glass forming machine operators

Set up and adjust automatic glass feeding, flowing and forming machines

Operate and maintain machines that press or blow molten glass in moulds to form or shape containers, such as bottles, jars and drinking glasses

Operate electric kilns that heat glass sheets and mould to the shape and curve of metal jigs

Spray or swab moulds with oil solutions to prevent adhesion of glass

Weigh, measure and check production samples to assess conformance to specifications using scales and gauges and by visual verification.

Glass finishing machine operators

Set up and adjust glass and glass-product finishing machines

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

Visually inspect products for quality

Record manufacturing information such as quantity, size and type of goods produced.

Glass cutters

Jig, measure and mark glass or place pattern on or under glass for cutting

Examine and mark defective glass to obtain best cut

Cut glass along marked outlines or around pattern using hand tools

Smooth rough edges using belt sander or smoothing wheels

Set up, operate and adjust computerized or robotic glass cutting equipment

Monitor process for product quality.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school may be required.

Experience as a machine operator helper in glass manufacturing is usually required for machine operators in this unit group.

Experience as a glass cutter helper is usually required for manual glass cutters.

Additional information

Mobility is possible among the various types of machine operators in this unit group.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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Glaziers (7292)

Helpers and labourers in glass products manufacturing (in 9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processing)

Neon sign makers (in 9524 Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing)

Production inspectors in glass products manufacturing (in 9415 Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing)

Supervisors of workers in this unit group (in 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing)