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8131 GLASS AND CERAMICS KILN AND RELATED MACHINE OPERATORS
 


    Glass and ceramics kiln and related machine operators operate and monitor kilns, furnaces and other machinery and equipment used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, porcelain or bricks.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring glass-making furnaces;

    (b) operating and monitoring glass-annealing furnaces to prevent or remove internal stresses ;

    (c) operating and monitoring tempering furnaces to toughen glass

    (d) operating and monitoring machines which shape glass articles by blowing or pressure-moulding;

    (e) operating and monitoring machines which draw or roll molten glass to a continuous sheet of flat glass;

    (f) operating and monitoring floating-glass production plant;

    (g) operating and monitoring machines which polish and level plate-glass surfaces;

    (h) operating and monitoring machines which make glass rods and tubes from molten glass by drawing or drawing and blowing;

    (i) operating and monitoring kilns which bake pottery and porcelain ware or which fix glazing and decoration by rebaking;

    (j) operating and monitoring kilns which bake bricks and tiles;

    (k) performing related tasks;

    (l) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Furnace-operator, glass production

  • Kiln-operator, brick and tile

  • Kiln-operator, pottery and porcelain

  • Machine-operator, blowing/glass


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Blower, glass - 7322

  • Cutter, glass - 7322

  • Moulder, brick and tile - 7321


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.