Form flanges on open ends of glass tubes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Flangers do?

Forms flange on open ends of glass tubes used in manufacturing laboratory and medical instruments and apparatus, using gas burner and handtools: Rotates glass tube over gas burner to heat end of tube. Inserts end-opening tool into tube to flare opening and closes jaws of flange-forming tool to shape flange. May rotate flange over gas burner to glaze flange or to add or remove glass to obtain uniformity of finished flare. May trim edge of flange, using cutting tool.

Should I be a Flanger?

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

  • Also known as: Brim Flanger, Flange Turner, Glass-Cylinder Flanger, Panama-Hat Flanger, Rehanger, Wool-Hat Flanger

    How to become a Flanger

    Flangers 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 Flanger-related education!
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