Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers
Also called: Glass Bender, Glass Blower, Neon Tube Bender, Press Operator
What they do:Shape molten glass according to patterns.
On the job, you would:
- Heat glass to pliable stage, using gas flames or ovens and rotating glass to heat it uniformly.
- Inspect, weigh, and measure products to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments such as micrometers, calipers, magnifiers, or rulers.
- Record manufacturing information, such as quantities, sizes, or types of goods produced.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
- manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
- customer service
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- hold or move items with your hands
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
- Billing software
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:
- Glass Bender
- Glass Blower
- Glass Blower, Laboratory Apparatus
- Glass-Blowing-Lathe Operator