Frit Mixer and Burner

Tend equipment that blend and melt materials to make glazes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Frit Mixer and Burners do?

Tends equipment that blends and melts materials, such as clay, flint, and lead oxides, to make glaze: Weighs specified amounts of ingredients on scale according to batch card. Dumps weighed materials into mixing machine. Sets timing device on mixer for specified period and starts mixer. Observes mixture for conformance to coloring specifications. Empties batch from machine into bin and transports bin to frit furnace, using lift truck. Dumps materials into furnace and turns gas and air valves to heat furnace to specified temperature. Shuts off furnace and turns wheel to pour fused mass from furnace into water sump to undergo crystallization. Drains off water and shovels crystals into bin. Transports bin to storage area, using handtruck.


Should I be a Frit Mixer and Burner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Frit Burner

    How to become a Frit Mixer and Burner

    Most Frit Mixer and Burners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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