- Oversee the firing process for clay and ceramic products
- With training, become a maintenance technician, servicing and repairing kilns
- You'll be based in a production plant, which could be noisy, dusty and hot
Kiln controllers are responsible for the operation of kilns from the arrival of the product to be fired to the completion of the firing process.
- Checking pre-fired clay items for defects
- Placing products into the kiln
- Programming the kiln's timing and temperature controls
- Monitoring the firing process
- Checking quality
- Unloading the kiln
- Moving fired products to finishing workshops
You'll be based in a production plant, which could be noisy, dusty and hot. Your employer will give you protective clothing and equipment.
To become a kiln attendant you'll need practical skills, attention to detail, and basic IT skills.
There are no set entry requirements but experience on a production line or with ceramics would be helpful.
You could get into this job through a ceramics manufacturing apprenticeship.
With experience, you could become a kiln supervisor or production manager. With training, you could become a maintenance technician, servicing and repairing kilns.