Kiln Firer

Control kilns to fire greenware, or glazes on ware, to specified hardness.

What does a Kiln Firer do?

Controls kiln to fire greenware, or decorations or glazes on ware, to specified hardness: Gives directions to helper in preparing firebox, building up door, and lighting fires. Determines level and uniformity of oven temperature by observing, through peepholes, changes in shape and color of pyrometric cones, rings, and saggers. Regulates temperature by adjusting drafts and fuel feed. May be designated according to type kiln fired as Firer, Round Kiln; Firer, Tunnel Kiln; or type of ware fired as Decorating-Kiln Operator; Firer, Bisque Kiln; Firer, Glost Kiln.