Generic Job Description - Glass Blowing Technician

PED Number: 
Glass Blowing Technician
Sub Group:
Job Summary: 
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, makes and modifies glass accessories and equipment for projects and experiments. Demonstrates the operation of equipment and techniques.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Discusses the orientation and technical demands of projects and experiments. Assumes responsibility for the technical aspects in the execution of these projects.

2. Using Pyrex, Vycor or quartz glass, makes glass accessories and equipment for research and teaching needs.

3. Prepares, modifies and adapts commercial materials to meet the specific needs of clients.

4. Makes and assembles glass laboratory equipment. Makes adjustments, modifications, repairs and calibrations. Joins glass and metal.

5. Uses various tools and equipment such as glass blower, oven, ultrasonic cleaner, soldering iron and pump.

6. Prepares and operates laboratory equipment. Demonstrates the operation of equipment as well as the various techniques used. Ensures the proper use of equipment and that safety procedures are followed.

7. Maintains equipment and performs repairs. Arranges for servicing. Ensures the cleanliness and saftey of the work area.

8. Maintains inventory. Recommends and purchases equipment and material.

9. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

10. The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Education and Experience: 
DEP (Glass Blowing Certificate)
Three (3) yearsÂ’ related experience