Control kilns to fire greenware, or glazes on ware, to specified hardness.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Kiln Firers do?
Controls kiln to fire greenware, or decorations or glazes on ware, to specified hardness: Gives directions to helper in preparing firebox, building up door, and lighting fires. Determines level and uniformity of oven temperature by observing, through peepholes, changes in shape and color of pyrometric cones, rings, and saggers. Regulates temperature by adjusting drafts and fuel feed. May be designated according to type kiln fired as Firer, Round Kiln; Firer, Tunnel Kiln; or type of ware fired as Decorating-Kiln Operator; Firer, Bisque Kiln; Firer, Glost Kiln.
Should I be a Kiln Firer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
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:
Firer, Bisque Kiln, Firer, Glost Kiln, Firer, Kiln, Firer, Round Kiln, Firer, Tunnel Kiln, Kiln Fireman, Kiln Stoker
How to become a Kiln Firer
Most Kiln Firers 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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