Porcelain Caster

Mould Maker

Minimum - 5th standard pass

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Caster, Pottery and Porcelain is expected to perform include:

Casting clay and porcelain wares like cups, bowls, pots, etc. by pouring slip (semi-liquid clay) into plaster of Paris moulds 

Selecting moulds and cleaning inside to remove dust and foreign matter

Holding parts of mould together and tying around outer face with cord to prevent leakage of slip through joints 

Stirring slip thoroughly in container, adding water if necessary to obtain proper consistency 

Filling pitcher with slip and pouring it into mould 

Pouring excess slip from mould after shell of clay of required thickness has formed inside mould 

Placing mould upside down to drip and dry 

Untying the cord holding mould parts together and removing partially dry moulded ware 

Scraping the ware with knife like tool and smoothening it with wet sponge and placing it on a

drying rack 

Fixing attachments to ware where required

Competent in handling plaster of Paris and moulding raw material

Competent in preparing castings and moulds

Competent in giving accurate finishing to casted moulds

Well-versed with repair and maintenance of moulds

Well versed with properties and behaviour of ceramics

Proficient in fixing attachments to ware where required

Will be updated

Good craftsmanship

Alert, attentive and hardworking

Finger and hand agility

Hand-eye co-ordination

Good interpersonal skills

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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

Work from home option is available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed may be an option. In this case, number of working hours may vary

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV), Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include general tiredness and fatigue, minor cuts, strain to eyes, general body aches due to long working hours, respiratory hazards, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling steel scraper, including metals (such as lead), fibrogenic dusts (such as silica), heat, repetitive motion, radiation, and toxic emissions from kilns, improper ventilation and congested work areas, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR 150 to INR 350 per day

(The figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Ceramic and Glass Industry

Ceramic Industry

The ceramics industry in India came into existence about a century ago and has matured over time to form an industrial base. From traditional pottery making, the industry has evolved to find its place in the market for sophisticated insulators, electronic and electrical items. Over the years, the industry has been modernizing through new innovations in product profile, quality and design to emerge as a modern, world-class industry, ready to take on global competition. The Indian Ceramic Industry ranks at 8th position in the world and produces around 2.5% of global output. The industry provides employment to 5,50,000 people, of whom 50,000 are directly employed. Gujarat accounts for around 70% of total ceramic production.

Glass Industry

Fuelled by growth in sectors like real estate, infrastructure, retail, automotive and food & beverages, the country's glass industry will acquire a market size worth 340 billion by 2015. The organized glass industry as in 2013, employs 30 lakh people directly and provides indirect employment to 5 lakh people whereas the unorganized sector employs around 5-6 lakh people. About 75% of the total glass industries are concentrated in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The highest employment in the glass industry is in Gujarat followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. As the industry grows, so will the demand for professionals such as Caster, Pottery and Porcelain.

Manufacturers of ceramics, pottery and porcelain figures in India

Towns and cities across India