Pressed Or Blown Glass-Worker

Perform tasks to produce pressed or blown glassware from molten glass.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pressed Or Blown Glass-Workers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to produce pressed or blown glassware from molten glass: Balances gather on blowpipe, and blows through and simultaneously rotates blowpipe to maintain gather in globular form for blocking, redipping, or final shaping. Moves controls that open hinged molds to receive gather for shaping by press or attaches blower head to opening of blank-filled mold and turns valve to admit compressed air that shapes blank to mold contour. Removes glassware from mold, using pincers or fork, or catches ware from inverted molds on paddle and carries ware to reheating furnace, glazing machine, or lehr. Strikes glassware with metal bar to break ware from blowpipe. Removes excess glass from ware, using bar, hand cutter, flame, or saw. Inspects glassware for defects, such as cracks, chips, and malformations.


Should I be a Pressed Or Blown Glass-Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Glass-Worker, Pressed Or Blown, Pressed or Blown Glass Worker

    How to Become a
    Pressed Or Blown Glass-Worker

    Pressed Or Blown Glass-Workers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Pressed Or Blown Glass-Worker-related education!
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