Glass Furnace Tender

Tend automatic furnaces that makes glasses.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glass Furnace Tenders do?

Tends automatic furnace that makes glass used as flux in production of glass enamel: Weighs out specified chemical ingredients. Shovels ingredients into hopper of conveyor that transports ingredients through automatic blending, pulverizing, and sifting process. Lifts tank with blended mix over hopper of gravity-fed furnace, using hoist, and releases mix from tank into hopper. Observes gauges and adjusts controls of furnace to maintain specified temperature in crucible. Stirs ingredients in hopper of furnace, using glass rod.


Should I be a Glass Furnace Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Oxide Furnace Tender

    How to become a Glass Furnace Tender

    Most Glass Furnace 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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