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7322 GLASS-MAKERS, CUTTERS, GRINDERS AND FINISHERS
 


    Glass-makers, cutters, grinders and finishers blow, mould, press and roll shapes from molten glass and cut, grind and polish glass.

    Tasks include -

    (a) shaping molten glass by means of blowpipe, hand moulding, heating and bending;

    (b) heating, moulding and pressing optical glass to make lens blanks;

    (c) grinding and polishing lens blanks;

    (d) grinding and bevelling edges of glass;

    (e) cutting sheet glass with hand tools and sawing prisms and other shapes from optical glass blocks;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Blower, glass

  • Cutter, glass

  • Finisher, glass

  • Grinder, glass


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Furnace-operator, glass production - 8131


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.