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

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Use power tools

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

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Use abrasive wheel

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

  • Smooth glass surface

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Measure materials

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

  • Smooth glass edges

    Use automated abrasive belts to smooth or shape glass edges.

  • Use personal protection equipment

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

  • 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

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