Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistant

Tend intermediate units of machines that forms bulbs from molten glass.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistants do?

Tends intermediate units of machine that forms bulbs and other products from molten glass: Positions turntable at crack-off unit and synchronizes motion of hammer with flow of molten glass to separate bulbs from ribbon. Turns controls to regulate machine speed, flow of coolant on molten glass, and temperature in machine units. Aligns glass ribbon in units with wooden pole, following signal from GLASS-RIBBON-MACHINE OPERATOR. Inspects orifice plates for damage and cleans excess glass from plate, using hammer.


Should I be a Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to Become a
    Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistant

    Most Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistants 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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