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Machine operators in this unit group operate multi-function process control machinery or single function machines to melt, form, cut or finish flat glass, glassware, bottles, and other glass products. Glass cutters cut flat glass of various thicknesses to specified sizes and shapes by hand. They are employed by glass and glass products manufacturing companies.
bottle machine operator, float operator – glass forming, glass beveller, glass cutter, hand, glass edger, glass moulder, glass-blowing machine operator, glass-finishing machine operator, glass-pressing machine operator, mirror maker.
- Operate multi-function process control machinery through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems to mix and melt raw materials; heat, anneal, temper or form float glass or glass products; and coat glass with silver or other metals and materials
- Observe gauges, computer printouts and video monitors to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments as necessary
- Maintain shift log of production and other data
- May operate process control machinery to cut glass or assemble glass window units
- May clean and maintain process machinery
- May ensure adequate levels of oil, soap, talc or other materials used in machine production of glass.
- Set up and adjust automatic glass feeding, flowing and forming machines
- Operate and maintain machines that press or blow molten glass in moulds to form or shape containers, such as bottles, jars and drinking glasses
- Operate electric kilns that heat glass sheets and mould to the shape and curve of metal jigs
- Spray or swab moulds with oil solutions to prevent adhesion of glass
- Weigh, measure and check production samples to assess conformance to specifications using scales and gauges and by visual verification.
- Set up and adjust glass and glass-product finishing machines
- Operate and maintain finishing machines to grind, drill, sand, bevel, decorate, wash or polish glass or glass products
- Visually inspect products for quality
- Record manufacturing information such as quantity, size and type of goods produced.
- Jig and measure and mark glass or place pattern on or under glass for cutting
- Examine and mark defective glass to obtain best cut
- Cut glass along marked outlines or around pattern using hand tools
- Smooth rough edges using belt sander or smoothing wheels
- Set up, operate and adjust computerized or robotic glass cutting equipment
- Monitor process for product quality.
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Outlook & Prospects for Glass Forming and Finishing Machine Operators and Glass Cutters in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- CCL Industries announced that it will close its aerosol container plant in Penetanguishene affecting 170 employees
- Engineered Lifting Systems will hold a job fair on December 11 in Elmira
- SAIL, an outdoors superstore, will open a $25M store in the Tri-City Centre in Cambridge, creating more than 125 retail jobs upon completion in the fall of 2014
- Alliance Homes and Cosmopolitan Homes started construction on a new residential subdivision in Beeton
- BlackBerry is laying off 250 more employees from its Waterloo location as it continues its period of transition
- Durose Manufacturing, a steel fabricator providing specialized services, will invest in new machinery with support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, creating 12 new jobs in Guelph
- Groundbreaking took place in Waterloo on the Centre of Excellence for Innovation In Aging, a project valued at $376M aimed at helping Canada better prepare for an aging population
- Communitech, a company that helps technology start-ups grow and succeed, will receive $15M over the next three years from the province of Ontario to accelerate entrepreneurial activity in the region
- OpenText, a Waterloo-based software company, will acquire GXS Group Inc., a cloud technology provider based in Maryland for $1.17 billion
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