Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers

Shape molten glass according to patterns.

Median Annual Wage: $29,820

Education: Less than high school diploma (43%); High school diploma or equivalent (34%); Post-secondary certificate (20%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Glass Blower; Machine Operator; Press Operator; Glass Bender; Glass Tube Bender; Neon Tube Bender; Gaffer; Neon Glass Bender; Glass Lathe Operator; Glassblower

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  • 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.

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  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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