Ceramic Hand Moulder

Ceramic Moulder


Pot Ceramic Work Maker

Minimum - 5th pass

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Moulder, Hand (Ceramics) is expected to perform include:

Making ceramic articles such as sanitary wares, abrasive wheels, bricks, tiles, etc. by pressing

moist clay by hand in plaster of Paris or Wooden (Bihar) moulds, and moulding it to desired shape or form 

Kneading moist clay with hands and feet or by shood to give it required consistency or plasticity 

Applying thin coating of oil or clay dust or both inside mould to prevent moist clay sticking to surface when filled

Pressing clay firmly into mould by hand, with mallet or by means of ramming tool to pack mould uniformly 

Scraping off projecting clay with sharp instrument to give moulded article smooth edges 

Allowing clay to remain in mould for short time to dry and shrink slightly

Removing semi-dry ware from mould and placing it in drying chamber, after checking defects, to form a shape

Competent in working with clay

Knowledge of the techniques and the use of materials 

Proficient in giving accurate finishing to casted moulds

Well-versed with various properties and behaviour of ceramics

Specialization in particular branch of ceramic work, i.e. figures, tea pots, sanitary wares, etc.

Good craftsmanship

Alert, attentive and hardworking

Finger and hand agility

Hand-eye co-ordination

Physical agility 

Good creativity & innovation

Aesthetic sense

Good grasping 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 maybe 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), Low Vision (LV), Blind (B), Hearing Impaired (HH) and Muscular Weakness (MW)

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 scrapper, including metals (such as lead), fibro genic dusts (such as silica), heat, repetitive motion, radiation, and toxic emissions from kilns, improper ventilation and congested work areas, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,500 per month

(These 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 modernising 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 of 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 Moulder, Hand (Ceramics).

Manufacturers of ceramic structures in India

Towns and cities across India