Forming Machine Tender
Tend glass forming machines that form glassware from molten glasses.
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
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
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.
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