Inspect finished glassware for conformance to quality standards.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Selectors do?

Inspects finished glassware for conformance to quality standards: Examines glassware for defects, such as cracks, chips, reams, discolorations, and blisters. Verifies weight and dimensions of glassware, such as height, circumference, thickness, and bottle throat openings, using templates, jigs, micrometers, and fixed gauges; or monitors automatic gauging equipment that measures glassware. Examines glass for annealing defects, using polariscope. Removes glassware to unjam automatic equipment. Throws rejects in cullet bin. May record production, number of rejects, and lehr temperatures. May pack acceptable glassware in cartons, close and seal cartons, and stencil information on carton, using brush and ink. May turn controls to synchronize automatic gauging equipment with conveyor speed.

Should I be a Selector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bottle Selector, Forming Tube Selector, Glass Selector, Glassware Selector, Stummel Selector

    How to become a Selector

    Most Selectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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