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Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistant

Tend intermediate units of machines that forms bulbs from molten glass.

What does a Glass Ribbon Machine Operator Assistant do?

Tends intermediate units of machine that forms bulbs and other products from molten glass: Positions turntable at crack-off unit and synchronizes motion of hammer with flow of molten glass to separate bulbs from ribbon. Turns controls to regulate machine speed, flow of coolant on molten glass, and temperature in machine units. Aligns glass ribbon in units with wooden pole, following signal from GLASS-RIBBON-MACHINE OPERATOR. Inspects orifice plates for damage and cleans excess glass from plate, using hammer.