Glass Processor Kaiwhakarite Karaehe

Glass processors prepare and process sheets of flat glass into products such as windows and mirrors for installation in buildings and related structures.

Glass processors may do some or all of the following:

  • process the raw edges of glass
  • cut glass into specific shapes using hand tools or large machinery
  • cut glass to specific dimensions on an autoline cutting machine
  • toughen glass using furnace machinery
  • make double-glazed units.

Physical Requirements

Glass processors need to be reasonably fit and strong as they may have to lift heavy sheets of glass and spend long periods on their feet.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for glass processors includes:

  • any work with glass
  • work in the building and construction industry
  • work in factories or processing plants.

Personal Qualities

Glass processors need to be:

  • careful and safety-conscious
  • practical, and able to follow instructions
  • computer literate, and good at basic maths.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for glass processors includes:

  • any work with glass
  • work in the building and construction industry
  • work in factories or processing plants.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a glass processor. However, English, maths, design and visual communication, processing technologies, and construction and mechanical technologies are useful. 

Glass Processors can earn around $19-$23 per hour per year.

Glass processors may become supervisors or move into management positions.

Glass processors may specialise in certain processing techniques, such as furnacing operations to heat-strengthen glass. They may also specialise in using certain pieces of machinery or computerised plotting and shaping tools.

Glass Processor

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