Profession drawing kiln operator

Drawing kiln operators are responsible for continuous sheet flat glass production by manipulating the drawing kiln that processes molten glass.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Write batch record documentation

    Write reports on the manufactured batches history taking into account the raw data, tests performed and compliance to GMP of each batch of product.

  • Maintain glass thickness

    Maintain the specified thickness of glass by adjusting the speed of rolls on the kiln.

  • Handle broken glass sheets

    Handle the damaged glass sheets so that they do not collapse into the kiln by closing the roll of the drawing kiln.

  • 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.

  • Light auxiliary gas jets

    Light gas jets in the kiln in order to heat the sheets of glass below breakage.

  • Observe glass under heat

    Observe the characteristics of the glass already set into the kiln so that cracking, warping or blistering is avoided.

  • Tend drawing kiln

    Tend the drawing kiln in order to draw glass sheets of flat glass according to specified thickness.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Adjust glass sheets

    Adjust glass sheets` thickness, according to the gauge readings, using asbestos pads on the sides of the kilns` cooling jacket.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage waste cut glass form moulding mixture mechanics perform kiln maintenance manage kiln ventilation report defective manufacturing materials record production data for quality control inspect glass sheet check quality of raw materials maintain equipment handle gas cylinders manipulate glass smooth glass edges remove defective products read gas meter