8181-Glass and Ceramics Plant Operators

Job Title: 

Glass and Ceramics Plant Operators

Job Description: 

Glass and ceramic plant operators monitor and operate kilns, furnaces and other machinery and equipment used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, porcelain, tiles or bricks. They operate machines to anneal, harden or decorate glass and ceramics.


Tasks include:

  • operating and monitoring glass-making furnaces to make glass by melting and fusing pre-mixed ingredients
  • tending hot or cold-end spray equipment used to coat glassware with surface hardener
  • operating and maintaining machines that press or blow molten glass in moulds to form or shape containers, such as bottles, jars and drinking glasses
  • operating hand press to mould glass into required shape
  • operating drawing kiln to process molten glass into continuous sheet of flat glass
  • operating and monitoring floating-glass production plant
  • operating and maintaining finishing machines to grind, drill, sand, bevel, decorate, wash or polish glass or glass products
  • setting and operating press machines to mould ceramic articles from moist clay
  • operating machines to mix clay with water to knead it into a suitable plastic condition or semi-liquid form for making ceramic products
  • operating and monitoring kilns which bake pottery, porcelain wave and bake bricks and tiles
  • operating and monitoring machines for making glaze or abrasives
  • operating and monitoring machines which extrude molten glass to form fibreglass filaments
  • observing finished products to identify splits, cracks, breaks, colour and other imperfections
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Ceramic kiln operator
Glass annealing furnaceman
Fibreglass maker
Glass float bath operator
Laminated glass worker

This unit group excludes

Plastic products machine operators (8142)

Specific Occupations: 

Glass/Ceramics kiln machine operator

Fibreglass maker

Other glass and ceramics plant operators

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

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