Glass Rolling Machine Operator

Set up and operate automatic machines to roll molten glasses into sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Glass Rolling Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates automatic machine to roll molten glass into sheets: Positions glass-rolling machine between glass-melting tank and lehr, using power winch. Connects drive chains to rollers and cooling pipes to waterlines, using handtools. Ignites burner to preheat lip and raises knife gate on tank orifice to start flow of molten glass over lip onto rollers. Raises or lowers upper roller to regulate thickness of glass and adjusts rheostat control to regulate machine speed. Examines sheet of glass for defects, such as blisters and surface adhesions. Monitors gauges and recorders and records readings, such as lehr conveyor and machine speeds, water temperatures, and rate of glass flow.

Should I be a Glass Rolling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Candy-Rolling-Machine Operator, Cut-Roll-Machine Operator, Solid-Glass-Rod-Dowel-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Glass Rolling Machine Operator

    Most Glass Rolling Machine Operators 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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