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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- Quality standards
The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.
- 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.
- Monitor automated machines
Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.
- 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.
- Observe glass under heat
Observe the characteristics of the glass already set into the kiln so that cracking, warping or blistering is avoided.
- Adjust glass sheets
Adjust glass sheets` thickness, according to the gauge readings, using asbestos pads on the sides of the kilns` cooling jacket.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
- Set up the controller of a machine
Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.
- Maintain glass thickness
Maintain the specified thickness of glass by adjusting the speed of rolls on the kiln.
- Supply machine
Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.
- Tend drawing kiln
Tend the drawing kiln in order to draw glass sheets of flat glass according to specified thickness.
- 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.
- Optimise production processes parameters
Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.
- Consult technical resources
Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.
- Light auxiliary gas jets
Light gas jets in the kiln in order to heat the sheets of glass below breakage.