Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-6.1% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers Do

Shape molten glass according to patterns.

Other Job Titles Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers May Have

Gaffer, Glass Bender, Glass Blower, Glass Lathe Operator, Glass Tube Bender, Glassblower, Neon Glass Bender, Neon Tube Bender

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Heat glass to pliable stage, using gas flames or ovens and rotating glass to heat it uniformly.
  • Inspect, weigh, and measure products to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments such as micrometers, calipers, magnifiers, or rulers.
  • Record manufacturing information, such as quantities, sizes, or types of goods produced.
  • Place glass into dies or molds of presses and control presses to form products, such as glassware components or optical blanks.
  • Spray or swab molds with oil solutions to prevent adhesion of glass.

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