Profession glass beveller

Glass bevellers measure, cut, assemble and install flat glass and mirrors. They also load and unload glass, mirrors and equipment, drive to installation sites, install metal or wood frameworks that need to be fitted with glass, and work according to client specifications.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Rinse glass

    Rinse the glass following the bevelling process using water in order to remove the abrasive residue.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • 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.

  • Manipulate glass

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.

  • Operate bevelling machine

    Operate the bevelling machine by setting it up and performing the specific operations such as beveling or polishing glass or mirror edges.

  • Cut glass

    Use glass cutting tools or diamond blades to cut pieces out of glass plates, including mirrors.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Trim excess material

    Trim surplus material of fabric such as fiberglass mats, cloth, plastics or rubber.

  • Inspect glass sheet

    Inspect the drawn sheets of glass in order to detect any flows such as blisters or stones, signalling the defective glass sheets.

  • 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.

  • Monitor gauge

    Oversee the data presented by a gauge concerning the measurement of pressure, temperature, thickness of a material, and others.

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Adjust glass sheets

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

silvering maintain equipment draw blueprints apply insulation strips inspect quality of products set window operate grinding hand tools assemble windows use polishing compounds apply a protective layer apply spray foam insulation keep records of work progress smooth glass surface pack fragile items for transportation tend coating machine install sill pan handle fragile items assemble insulating glazing units handle broken glass sheets create architectural sketches perform loading and unloading operations smooth glass edges remove defective products manage waste report defective manufacturing materials create furniture frames adjust measuring machines