Tubular Stock Glass-Bulb-Machine Former

Operate automatic, multiunit machines to form bulbs.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

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What do Tubular Stock Glass-Bulb-Machine Formers do?

Operates automatic, multiunit machine to form bulbs and other glass products from tubular stock: Loads glass tubes in feed mechanism and clamps collets around rods to secure and position tubular stock for molding process. Observes operation to determine variations from prescribed temperature levels, and turns controls, aims burners, or places and ignites auxiliary burners to adjust temperatures. Turns controls to regulate air pressure or vacuum processing in molds. Adjusts stops and guides that control indexing and positioning of glass rods in machine units to correct alignment or timing of sequence. Swabs molds with lubricant to prevent glass from adhering to mold walls. Replaces defective air and gas lines and tubes, using handtools. Inspects bulbs for color or transparency, size, shape, and wall thickness, using color panels, templates, and dial indicators.

Should I be a Tubular Stock Glass-Bulb-Machine Former?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Glass-Bulb-Machine Former, Tubular Stock, Glass Sagger, Tubular Stock Glass Bulb Machine Former

    How to Become a
    Tubular Stock Glass-Bulb-Machine Former

    Most Tubular Stock Glass-Bulb-Machine Formers 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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