Abrasive Wheel Moulder

Hydraulic Press Operator

The tasks an

Abrasive-Wheel Moulderis expected to perform include:

Using hydraulic press to mould synthetic abrasive discs, hones and grinding wheels

Selecting mouldparts according to size and thickness of wheeldesired

Assembling parts to form mould

Scraping out specified amounts of abrasivecompound and adhesive

Pouring compound intomould on rotating turntable

Inserting bushingsand hub nuts in centre of mould to form wheel

Placing top plate on mould

Positioning mould inpress

Turning valves and levers to close press

Starting pressing cycle

Removing pressedwheels from mould 

Placing pressed wheels on plates fordrying in kilns

Knowledge of operations of a moulding/core making process

Proficient in layering mould sections

Well-versed withproducing mould by core assembly

Ability to product plaster mould from which pottery is cast

Knowledge of claymodelling

Knowledge of how tostamp or mark code numbers on pressed wheels

Knowledge of mixing grit, resin and clay to form abrasive compound, using mixing machine

Will be updated


Attention to detail


It requires one to be on theirtoes

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

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Blind Lower Vision (BLV) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards may include respiratory infections, dermatological problems, allergies, breathlessness, asthma, etc.

Health risks include exposure to extremely high or extremely low temperatures, etc.

For freshersINR 9,000 to INR 11,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR11,500 to INR13,000 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 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 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 Abrasive -Wheel Moulder.

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