Glass Shop Manager Duties
This is advanced technical and supervisory work in designing,
fabricating, and repairing complex scientific glassware
apparatus used in laboratory teaching and research.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for
all operational aspects of the University Glass Shop. Work is
performed under general supervision and is reviewed through
conferences and by observation of results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises and participates in the design, fabrication,
modification, and repair of complex scientific glassware for use
in research and teaching laboratories.
Consults with research personnel in designing and fabricating
scientific glass apparatus for laboratory use.
Plans, organizes, and conducts glassblowing classes for
university students and research personnel.
Develops and instructs in an apprentice glassblowing program for
Uses glassblowing lathe, glass cut off wheel, annealing oven,
drill press, ultra sonic glass cleaning machine, and a variety
of other tools and machines.
Supervises the receiving, storing, and issuing of laboratory
Fabricates metals used as components in glass apparatus or tubes
such as gold, silver, nickel, brass, tungsten, and copper.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school and completion of an
approved apprenticeship in glassblowing and thorough experience
related to this class of work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of research and glassblowing equipment.
Thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions
involved in glassblowing.
Thorough knowledge of laboratory and shop techniques in
Knowledge of shop management principles and practices.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Considerable skill in the fabrication, modification, and repair
of glass apparatus and related equipment.