7315-Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders and Finishers

Job Title: 

Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders and Finishers

Job Description: 

Glass makers, cutters, grinders and finishers blow, mould, press, cut, trim, grind and polish glass, shape molten glass according to patterns.


Tasks include:

  • heating glass to pliable stage, using gas flames or ovens, and rotating glass to heat it uniformly
  • blowing and bending glass tubing into specified shapes to form scientific apparatus like flasks, retorts, pipettes
  • grinding and polishing glass objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing and smoothening and polishing rough edges, using belt sander or polishing wheels
  • examining glass stock and finished products and marking or discarding items with defects such as spots, stains, scars, snags, chips, scratches, or unacceptable shapes or finishes
  • reading work orders to determine dimensions, cutting locations, and quantities to cut
  • observing gauges, computer printouts and video monitors to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments as necessary
  • positioning pattern or drawing on glass, measuring dimensions, and marking cutting lines, using glass cutting tools and cutting glass along marked outlines or around pattern
  • setting up, operating and adjusting computerised or robotic glass cutting equipment
  • inspecting, weighing, and measuring products to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments such as micrometers, callipers, magnifiers, and rulers
  • regulating oven temperatures according to glass types to be processed
  • transferring pattern for individual stained glass parts from full size drawing to pattern paper, using stylus to trace drawings
  • spraying silver solution on glass to provide mirrored surface, using spray gun
  • laying out cutting and grinding optical and other glass to specified dimensions and weight for moulding into lens blanks and for use as watch crystals
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Glass blower (scientific glass)
Glass cutter (optical glass)
Lens polishing machine operator

Specific Occupations: 

Glass blower

Glass lens moulder

Optical glass cutter

Lens grinding machine operator

Lens polishing machine operator

Other glass makers, cutters, grinders and finishers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore