Profession kiln firer

Kiln firers operate kilns in order to fire decorations or glazes. They determine the level and uniformity of oven temperature, regulate the temperature, and give directions to a helper in preparing firebox and lighting fires.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Observe products' behaviour

    Observe the color of fires and pyrometric cones under certain processing conditions such as high temperature.

  • Store products

    Store products to ensure the quality and in accordance with standards and regulations. Ensure the stock facilities are kept according to hygiene standards, regulating temperature, heating and air conditioning of storage facilities.

  • Control kiln firing

    Control and monitor the kiln so that it fires ware (greenware or deorations) according to specified thickness and hardness.

  • Prepare kiln firebox

    Prepare the firebox and give indications to other workers on lighting fires.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Adjust oven temperature

    Adjust the oven temperature level and uniformity by correcting the fuel feed.

Optional knowledge and skills

health, safety and hygiene legislation validate raw materials using adequate equipment write batch record documentation manage waste perform kiln maintenance maintain equipment manage kiln ventilation kiln types