Profession clay kiln burner

Clay kiln burners bake clay products such as brick, sewer pipe or tiles using periodic or tunnel kilns. They regulate valves, observe thermometers, watch for fluctuations, and maintain the kilns.

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Personality Type

Skills

  • Adjust oven temperature

    Adjust the oven temperature level and uniformity by correcting the fuel feed.

  • Adjust clay burning level

    Adjust the temperature of clay baking or burning by operating the valves and the dampers in order to allow specific amounts of gas or oil to be burned.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Control kiln firing

    Control and monitor the kiln so that it fires ware (greenware or decorations) according to specified thickness and hardness.

  • Manage kiln ventilation

    Managing a product specific and energy efficient kiln ventilation.

  • Observe products' behaviour

    Observe the color of fires and pyrometric cones under certain processing conditions such as high temperature.

  • Prevent kiln loss of heat

    Prevent the waste of heat by sealing the kiln door with bricks and clay.

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Regulate gas-firing

    Regulate the gas-firing on the glass sheets edges in order to avoid the slippage of the sheets from the guide wheels.

Optional knowledge and skills

write batch record documentation types of tile transfer kiln-baked products maintain equipment manage waste store products perform kiln maintenance monitor environmental parameters prepare kiln firebox