Tile Contractor

Tile Fitter

Tile Layerer

Minimum 5th pass


The tasks that a Tile Setter is expected to perform include:Installing, maintaining and repairing parquet and other kinds of flooring

Fitting and setting tiles to walls, floors and ceilings

Soaking tiles in water to prepare them for setting

Applying mortar or cement coat over wall with trowel and laying tiles aligned in rows

Checking alignment of tiles laid

Making adjustments if necessary and taping them with trowel handle to get them set firmly

Sprinkling dry cement over freshly laid concrete for laying floor tiles and ensuring proper bond between cement and tiles

Cutting and shaping tiles for corner pieces, filling gaps with cement as necessary and ensuring proper joining setting alignment

Erecting scaffolding for setting ceiling tiles

Competent in applying tile or marble to ceilings and walls of buildings

Equipped to install decorative concrete mixture in floor at schools, offices and hospitals

Competent in measuring and cutting tiles according to specifications

Well-versed in creating plaster mixture and applying to wall

Competent in pressing tiles onto plaster mixture

Proficient in squeezing special mix between slabs

Competent in smoothing and finishing mixture

Ability to use caulking guns or putty knives

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Physical endurance Detail-oriented

Attention to detail

Creative thinking

Dexterity of hands

Depth perception

It is a not desk job

Need not handle a team Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsMaybe

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation, overexertion and awkward postures, slips, trips, falls, etc

Health risks include exposure to cement dust, chemical burns from wet concrete, dirt, mud, gravel and construction equipment and materials

For candidates with upto 2 years experience INR 11,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years experience INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years experience INR 30,000 to INR 48,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years. The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~31 million jobs in the 9 year period.

Trends in the Cement Industry

India is the second largest producer and consumer of cement, accounting for 8% of global production, next only to China. India is a key driver of global cement production with an average annual growth rate of 9.8%. Cement production increased at a CAGR of 9.7% to 272 million tonnes over FY0613. Production is expected to reach 407 million tonnes by 2017. So far, more than 800 construction professionals and 2000 masons, bar benders, plumbers, artisans have been imparted hands-on training. Indian cement industry contributes approximately INR 35000 crores per annum to the national exchequer through various taxes and levies. There is a strong presence of in the cement sector, with over 50% of the composition of workers constituting of contract workers.The cement sub-sector currently employs ~0.45 million employees which is expected to increase in the nine year period 2013-22 to ~0.53 million.

Local construction companies across India

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