Lehr Tender

Tend lehrs that anneal flat glassware to relieve internal stresses.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lehr Tenders do?

Tends automatic or semiautomatic lehrs that anneal flat glass or glassware to relieve internal stresses or to fuse painted designs on glassware: Observes gauges and turns controls to start exhaust fans, to ignite burners, and to regulate lehr temperatures, speed of lehr conveyors, and draft rates. Observes annealed glass for splits, cracks, breaks, and color that indicate improper lehr settings or for fusing of paint to glass. Loads or unloads glass entering or leaving lehr by hoisting flat glass with vacuum-cupped crane or by manually placing glassware on and removing from lehr conveyor. Packs annealed glass by placing flat glass in crates, using vacuum-cupped crane, or inserting glassware in cartons. Maintains record of glass annealed and packed. May adjust height of lehr entranceway curtain to accommodate containers of specific height. May tend hot- or cold-end spray equipment used to coat glassware with surface hardener. May change conveyor gears to alter speed of conveyor and replace defective burners, using handtools.


Should I be a Lehr 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lehr Loader, Lehr Stripper, Tube Lancer

    How to become a Lehr Tender

    Most Lehr 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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