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

  • Use personal protection equipment

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

  • Trim excess material

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

  • Cut glass

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

  • Measure materials

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

  • Rinse glass

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • 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

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