Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters

Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters

NOC
9413

Operate machinery to melt, form, cut or finish flat glass, glassware, bottles, and other glass products, or cut and size flat glass by hand.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

7
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$32,242
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

61
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

62%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Glass process control operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Glass forming machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Glass finishing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Glass cutters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Jig, 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.

Also Known As

  • bottle machine operator - glass products manufacturing
  • float operator - glass forming
  • glass beveller
  • glass edger
  • glass moulder
  • glass-blowing machine operator
  • glass-finishing machine operator
  • glass-pressing machine operator
  • hand glass cutter
  • mirror maker
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Experience as a machine operator helper in glass manufacturing is usually required for machine operators in this unit group.
  • Experience as a glass cutter helper is usually required for manual glass cutters.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
18.2%
25-34
36.4%
35-44
18.2%
45-54
27.3%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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15.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
61.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
23.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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84.6%
Manufacturing
15.4%
Other services (except public administration)
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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13.30%
Northeast
20.00%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
66.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
$38,182
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$32,242

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$30,073

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$32,242

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$24,155

Canada

$33,843
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

7
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

37
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

15
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20