Balcony Worker

Work under the direction of the Drawing Kiln Operators.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Balcony Workers do?

Performs any combination of following duties to process molten glass into continuous sheet under direction of DRAWING-KILN OPERATOR: Observes continuous sheet of glass for scratches, breaks, and other blemishes as it passes through rolls of drawing kiln. Wipes foreign matter from rolls and adjusts roll weights to minimize surface defects and breaks in glass. Moves controls to open rolls of drawing kiln when signaled by DRAWING-KILN OPERATOR to allow passage of stones and prevent breaks in glass. Opens air jets or draws metal rod across hot sheet of glass to prevent breaks from running. Adjusts slides on air ducts to cool glass and minimize warping. Clears broken glass from rolls. May transport cullet from work area to storage area, using handtruck.

Should I be a Balcony Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Balcony Worker

    Most Balcony Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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