Set up, adjust, and maintain machines to make flares and stems.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Firesetters do?

Sets up, adjusts, and maintains machines to make flares and stems, seal stems to bulbs, or seal exhaust tubing to bulbs in manufacture of electron tubes and light bulbs: Installs and adjusts specified types and sizes of machine parts, such as cutter, revolving heads, bulb loader, tubing loader, burners, and etching stamp, using handtools. Lights burners and adjusts gas, air, oxygen and hydrogen valves to attain specified cone, color, and density of flames. Starts machine and deposits bulbs, tubing, or other glass parts into hoppers that automatically feed parts into heads of rotating turret, or inserts bulbs and glass parts into sockets of conveyor or molds of rotating turret. Operates machine through trial run and adjusts machine to ensure accuracy of setup. Observes processing operations and inspects sample items for conformance to specifications. Readjusts valves and machine parts to achieve specified standard of product. Maintains machines and replaces faulty parts, using handtools. May operate machine to manufacture production parts.

Should I be a Firesetter?

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

  • How to become a Firesetter

    Firesetters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Firesetter-related education!
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