Forming Machine Tender

Tend glass forming machines that form glassware from molten glasses.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forming Machine Tenders do?

Tends automatic glass forming machines, used to form bottles, containers, and other glassware from molten glass: Turns valves to regulate temperatures of molten glass in forehearth, flow of glass to forming machine, and coolant to solidify glass shape. Lubricates molds with graphite solution to prevent glass sticking to molds, using swab or spray gun. Inspects glassware to ascertain conformance with specifications, using fixed gauges and scales. May correct timing sequence by adjusting timer drum. May tend annealing lehr used to control cooling of formed product [LEHR TENDER].

Should I be a Forming Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cake Former, Glass Blower, Machine Forming, Glass Forming Crew Member

    How to become a Forming Machine Tender

    Most Forming Machine Tenders 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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