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Scientific Glass Lehr Operator

Position ID#: 0109-080222
Department: Lehr
Status: Full-time
Union position
Salary Range: Dependent upon skill set; $13.50 (minimum)
Other Information: Permitted to work within the U.S.
Must pass drug/alcohol pre-employment test
Interview and Test/Tryout

The Job:

  • A lehr is a temperature-controlled kiln for annealing (to make stronger) objects made of glass. Practically all of the ware that is manufactured/repaired on our manufacturing floor is loaded into the lehr throughout the day. At the end of the day, the electronic controls are set, the doors are shut and the lehr reaches a certain temperature overnight and gradually cools down over a certain number of hours so that the ware is ready to be unloaded in the morning.
  • The Lehr Operator is responsible for the loading and unloading of ware
  • Responsible for reading each job’s paperwork, selecting the proper decal and applying in the proper position for those jobs requiring decals. Decals are baked onto ware during the overnight lehring process.
  • Ware varies in size, shape and weight, but is typically placed in 30” long trays. A loaded tray can weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon unloading ware, the operator will refer to job’s paperwork and deliver to the next department
  • Work smart in order to meet production dates, meet quality specifications and ensure work reaches other departments as needed


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stand, bend, kneel, reach/lift/push/pull/carry and walk on a continuous basis with awkward sized objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Visual acuity
  • Read and comprehend written material
  • Self-motivated
  • Dependable
  • Communicate with others in a level-headed/productive manner
  • M/F EOE and VET EEO/AA Employer

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Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 688, Vineland, NJ 08362-0688
Phone: 856-696-7470    Email:    Fax: 856-696-7458