Profession glass polisher

Glass polishers finish plate glass to make a variety of glass products. They polish the edges of the glass using grinding and polishing wheels, and spray solutions on glass or operate vacuum coating machines to provide a mirrored surface.

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Personality Type

Skills

  • Use abrasive wheel

    Use the specific abrasive wheel or the step in the finishing process according to the type of stone or workpiece.

  • 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.

  • Use personal protection equipment

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

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Operate grinding hand tools

    Operate a variety of hand tools designed for grinding production materials, such as angle grinders, die grinders, grindstones, bench grinders, and others.

  • Report defective manufacturing materials

    Maintain required company records and forms in order to report any defective materials or questionable conditions of manufacturing machinery and equipment.

  • Ensure equipment availability

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

  • Adjust glass sheets

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

  • Remove processed workpiece

    Remove individual workpieces after processing, from the manufacturing machine or the machine tool. In case of a conveyor belt this involves quick, continuous movement.

  • Smooth glass surface

    Smooth glass or lens surfaces of optical instruments with grinding and polishing tools, such as diamond tools.

  • Smooth glass edges

    Use automated abrasive belts to smooth or shape glass edges.

  • Keep records of work progress

    Maintain records of the progress of the work including time, defects, malfunctions, etc.

  • Measure materials

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

Optional knowledge and skills

inspect quality of products analyse stress resistance of products manage waste silvering clean equipment supply machine basic chemicals perform product testing monitor automated machines rinse glass tend coating machine paint with a paint gun apply a protective layer adjust measuring machines consult technical resources set up the controller of a machine handle broken glass sheets cut glass maintain equipment