Discovering the trades…
The Prototyping Model Maker intervenes upstream of the manufacture of glass products.
He transforms and gives life to creative ideas by creating a 3D product that is faithful to the design defined by the customer
Additive Manufacturing Project Manager
The Additive Manufacturing Project Manager coordinates and controls projects involving 3D printing technology, in order to secure all stages and thus respect the Quality / Cost / Deadline aspect.
He/she positions himself/herself as the reference contact – for the customer, the suppliers and the internal teams. He has a validation role at each stage of the project
Line operator (M/F)
The line operator ensures the proper functioning of the machine bearing the same name. This machine decorates the bottle using various processes. Once this step is completed, the operator checks the result to ensure that the glass is visually pleasing.
He carefully ensures the aesthetic quality of the glasses shaped by the machine to meet the customer’s request.
The selector, thanks to the panoply, verifies that the manufactured bottles have no defect at the level of the ring, the body, and the bottom… if the bottles are good, they are put back in their packaging.
The job of the selector requires to be versatile, to have a good sight, and to meet the quality expectations.
From a ball of glass, the multi-skilled operator must produce a bottle of perfume. This varied job has many facets: greasing the machine, roughing, finishing, removing defects, and making sure that everything goes right.
No diploma is required and training is provided by the employer.
Motivation, thoroughness, and variety of tasks are the assets of this position
The setter ensures the production and the smooth running of the production line of perfume bottles, champagne bottles, candle glasses. It is a varied and team work.
No training is necessary for this job. Internal evolution. Only rigor, meticulousness and versatility are important
The assistant setter assists the setter in all his daily tasks.
No training required. Possibility of internal evolution
Team spirit, product visibility, and working for major luxury brands are the assets of this position
The methods technician develops new products for customers, and works on programming and adjusting machines.
No training required. Possibility of internal development. Dynamism, motivation and logic are the prerequisites for this position whose tasks are varied, and the attraction of seeing the products before they are marketed is a big plus.
Mechanical hot end operator
The mechanical hot end operator ensures the good quality of the bottles from the cutting of the glass to the final shape of the bottle via an IS machine. If there is the slightest defect on the bottle, he rectifies it on the machine by changing the mold or an adjustment.
In-house training in a room in pairs and then alone.
Calm, versatile, and thoughtful are the qualities required for this position.
The mechanic troubleshoots, makes mold changes, overhauls the equipment of IS machines. It is a varied job that requires a lot of skills to use the equipment provided.
Training for the Baccalaureate and BTS Maintenance with the possibility of continuing studies in alternating years to obtain a license. Assiduity, punctuality, method, rigor and will are the main character traits for this position
Glass controller and cold end mechanic relay
The glass controller ensures the good production and the good fluidity of the lines.
The cold end mechanic ensures the proper functioning of each machine to avoid breakdowns or stoppages.
With a BTS training, followed by an internal training, the versatility of this position, the follow-up of production and the breakdown service make that the days are all different. Working in a clean plant with good working conditions is a plus.
Attention, rigor, patience, and tenacity in addition to teamwork are undeniable assets.
The polisher retrieves the molds to remove defects, ensuring that the glass can flow without snagging. The mold must therefore be well polished;
No specific training for this job, in-house training, knowing that the interest is the diversity, the fact of working on different series and customers.
Know-how, meticulousness and manual work are required
Milling on numerical control
Starting from a raw material to obtain a mold thanks to a numerical control milling machine which comes to machine directly the part. The interest is to see the whole process from the creation to the finalization of the mold.
Training: BEP Machining Technician, Bac Pro Machining, BTS in alternating years and professionalization contract
To exercise this profession, it is important to be manual, meticulous and to like teamwork.
LACQUERING SETTER (M/F)
“What I like is the application,
it’s the adjustments.
It’s never the same. In terms of materials, the paints are never the same, the appearance of the glass is different.
You have to be quite patient with the setting, you have to analyze the thing.
In glass, we have transparency,
you have to remember that, and if you paint it with a gradient, it’s beautiful;
I really like it…”
OPERATOR ON LACQUERING PRODUCTION LINE (M/F)
“My diplomas: Bac Pro secretariat and the BAFA and after 2 years of animation
I went into temporary work.
I started by loading and one evening I was told: you are going to control.
The qualities for this job are patience and the desire to do a good job.
We all help each other…”
SCREEN PRINTING SETTER (M/F)
“From A to Z, we set up the machine.
It’s interesting, especially when you work for well-known brands.
What I like about this job
is to succeed in what I do, to take up challenges. You learn every day in this job. There are times when we have new products, so we adapt.
It’s always the desire to learn.
I can go up to team leader, above
there is the workshop manager, then above that…”
SCREEN PRINTING OPERATOR (M/F)
“The former decorators explained the work to me. You have to record everything you are told.
Then you have to follow a rhythm and manage to keep it. You have to be patient, meticulous, manual.
You just have to listen and follow what you have to do. We are the first to see the new perfume bottles that are going to be released, before anyone else. It’s a source of pride because we see our work in advertisements, on posters…”
CUTTING AND POLISHING OPERATOR (M/F)
“After a baccalaureate and the gendarmerie school, I came here and someone trained me for a week.
It takes a little time to learn all the techniques; one year to be a good polisher. You have to be attentive, apply yourself.
It’s varied, there are several jobs, I have the chance to do almost everything, that’s what I like. Julien Boscher
SORTING OPERATOR / CONTROLLER (M/F)
“I started at 16. It’s a job where you can grow. It’s a job that requires a lot of concentration because the defects are very difficult to target, but it’s accessible to everyone.
You need training, but you become really operational after 6 months…”
THE AUTOMATION PROFESSIONS /
COLD END SETTER (M/F)
“The job consists of adjusting and monitoring production lines at the “cold end”: conveying, robots and inspection machines.
These adjustments ensure good fluidity and quality of the products, from the “hot end” production to the sorting tables.
Communication with the production “and the quality department is necessary to optimize the settings.
GLASS MACHINE OPERATOR (IS) (M/F)
“I had an agricultural background, so it was nothing like that. I tried it and I was trained in pairs. What I like is that you learn something new every day, it’s a very interesting job, nothing can be taken for granted. In the company, you can evolve thanks to internal training.
If you are motivated, you will be able to evolve…”
NUMERICAL CONTROL TURNER (M/F)
“We start with a rough cast and we get a finished part, and that’s the most beautiful thing to see. My greatest pleasure is to produce beautiful pieces. Before starting in the digital world, the ideal is to have a good basis in the conventional world; that’s what gives you a good feeling for machining. What I like about the job is having the chance to start with a mold and having the possibility to see the finished glass. I now do industrial design…”
NUMERICAL CONTROL MILLER (M/F)
“The molds we make are very precise with small tolerances. I’ve learned a lot from working with old hands.
You have to be diligent, punctual and attentive. I’m moving up in the company, I’ve moved to the design office, which means that I do the programs to make my molds. It’s a lot of learning, but it’s really nice to do and nice to see. We must not forget the glass professions.
We need young people to perpetuate the know-how that we have here…”