Clay Structure Builder and Servicer

Build clay structures that control flow and temperature of molten glass.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Clay Structure Builder and Servicers do?

Builds and replaces clay structures that control flow and temperature of molten glass in melting tanks and drawing kilns: Bolts sections of specified wooden mold together, using wrench, and lines assembled mold with paper to prevent adherence of clay to wooden mold. Dumps and tamps clay in mold, using tamping tool. Disassembles mold and covers clay structure with damp burlap to prevent rapid drying. Cuts, chips, and smooths molded clay to form such structures as floaters, shutoff bars, drawbars, and L-blocks, using square, rule, and handtools. Transfers clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using electric forklift truck. Installs clay structure replacements in melting tanks and drawing kilns, using chain hoists and handtools. Cleans out openings of melting tanks, using airhose. May mix clay for structures.


Should I be a Clay Structure Builder and Servicer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Clay Structure Builder and Servicer

    Most Clay Structure Builder and Servicers 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:9taaaa&chl=no+college+%2876%25%29|certificate+%2824%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,76,76
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