Automatic Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator

Operate automatic cutting machines that score and break flat glasses.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Glass-Cutting-Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates automatic cutting machine that scores and breaks flat glass into standardized sections: Positions trip switches to adjust stroke of cutting bridges for longitudinal and latitudinal scoring of glass. Manually positions sets of cutter heads on bridge or sets controls that position them to score glass into specific dimensions. Turns controls to change height of bridges to adjust depth of scoring cut. Adjusts timing mechanism to synchronize breaker bar to snap glass at score. Starts automatic vacuum-cupped crane that lifts and transfers cut glass. Starts machine to verify setup and to make necessary adjustments. Measures cut glass with tape to verify dimensions and observes glass for irregular breaks and uneven edges. Removes and replaces worn cutter heads, using handtools. Maintains record of production, using counter. May review work order to determine cutting sequence. May direct workers who are members of cutting team. May operate single cut machine.

Should I be an Automatic Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Automatic Glass Cutting Machine Operator, Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator

    Most Automatic Glass-Cutting-Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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