Profession glass annealer
Glass annealers operate electric or gas kilns used to strengthen the glass products by a heating-cooling process, making sure the temperature is set according to specifications. They inspect the glass products through the entire process to observe any flaws.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Observe products' behaviour
Observe the color of fires and pyrometric cones under certain processing conditions such as high temperature.
- Position glass on trays
Position the glass on the specific kiln trays using the tongs.
- Tend lehr
Operate the temperature-controlled kiln used in annealing, the process of gradually cooling hot glass to avoid any internal stress.
- Adjust burner controls
Adjust the heat in the burner regulating the thermostat according to the prescribed temperature following each product specification.
- Follow production schedule
Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.
- Form bed for glass
Form a bed for glass on the metal trays by spreading plasters of paris using rollers or pallete knifes.
- Observe glass under heat
Observe the characteristics of the glass already set into the kiln so that cracking, warping or blistering is avoided.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Adjust oven temperature
Adjust the oven temperature level and uniformity by correcting the fuel feed.
- Restore trays
Restore the trays in order to be reused by removing them form the kiln and placing them into the lehr for gradual cooling and annealing.