Job Description


Glass operative

Company: Fire Glass UK LTD
Location: Bristol
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 Per Annum
Job Requirements/Description

We are currently looking for Glass Operative to cut glass of various thicknesses by hand or by operating glass production machinery, into specific sizes or shapes, working to a no-tolerance standard.

  • Operate various glass cutting machinery.
  • Observe gauges, computer printouts, and monitors to verify specified processing conditions and adjustments as necessary.
  • Set up and adjust automatic glass feeding, flowing, and forming machines.
  • Cut glass and mirrors to specified size and shape, using patterns, straightedge, tape measure, and glass cutting tools.
  • Break away excess glass by hand or with a notched tool or glass punchers.
  • Examine and mark defective glass, to obtain the best cut.
  • Position pattern or drawing on glass, measure dimensions, and mark cutting lines, using glass tools.
  • Smooths and polishes rough edges using a belt sander, straight-line polisher, or polishing wheels.
  • Operate furnace to produce toughened glass.
  • Sandblasts glass surface within guidelines, using sandblasting tools.
  • Loading and unloading stillage for dispatch.
  • Ensure Health and safety standards are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintain stock levels keeping a note of batch numbers for glass cut and off cuts produced.
  • Comply with the company’s policies and procedures as set out within the Employee Handbook, Accreditation Manual (including Best Practice Quality Guide), and the Health and Safety Manual, as updated from time to time.
  • Comply with the requirements for the role as set out within the company’s Integrated Management System (currently comprising the Quality Management System, Environmental Management System, and the Health and Safety Management System), as updated from time to time.
  • Comply with the requirements of any Core Duties or other relevant procedural or policy documents applicable to your role.

The post holder must also undertake other duties within his/her competence or otherwise appropriate to the grading of the post as required.

This job description sets out a summary of the key features of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and will be reviewed periodically to ensure it remains appropriate for the role.

The areas for which the jobholder is responsible will be kept under review and may change over time in response to emerging priorities and organizational development.

Employee specification:

Demonstrate a sound working practice and understanding of glass production techniques and practices.

Ability to interpret information, and follow instructions identifying problems and possible resolutions.

Experience in working quickly and accurately – demonstrate ‘right first-time’ attitude, to meet production targets, quality control, and delivery requirements.

Ability to exercise initiative and independence in carrying out this role, whilst also working effectively as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and customer expectations.

Maintain effective communication with management and peers.

Experience in performing quality inspections to ensure materials/services provided comply with laws, regulations, and agreed standards prior to sign-off and handover.

Demonstrate awareness of the importance of health & safety within the workplace, particularly with regard to manual handling of glass.

An awareness of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity

Demonstrate an understanding of qualities in the workplace.


Broad experience working within the glass industry is essential.

Previous experience in operating CNC machinery would be advantageous but not essential.


NVQ Level 2 would be advantageous but not essential.

Salary depends on the experience.

Employee benefits:

  • Employee schemes & Incentives
  • Birthday Holiday and many more.

Salary: £25,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Essential skills/Experience Glass-related experience is preferable.
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