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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- Realistic / Conventional
- Optimise production processes parameters
Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.
- Observe products' behaviour
Observe the color of fires and pyrometric cones under certain processing conditions such as high temperature.
- Adjust oven temperature
Adjust the oven temperature level and uniformity by correcting the fuel feed.
- Control kiln firing
Control and monitor the kiln so that it fires ware (greenware or deorations) according to specified thickness and hardness.
- 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.
- Prepare kiln firebox
Prepare the firebox and give indications to other workers on lighting fires.
- Inspect quality of products
Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.