Table Blower


Minimum-Diploma in Glass Technology 

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The tasks a

Blower, Laboratory Apparatusis expected to perform include:

Giving shapes to glass tubes by blowing and bending to form scientific apparatus suchas flasks, retorts, stills and pipettes

Obtainingglass tubes of suitable bore and length

Heating tubes to viscous condition by manipulating them over Bunsen burner

Blowing heated tubes into specified forms with either compressed air or own breath

Bending shapes, or joining together sections of blown tubes using various glass forming tools

Checking capacities of apparatusto ensure correct specifications

Knowledge of varioustechniques of giving shape to glass

Proficient in glass blowing and bending

Well-versed withchecking capacities of apparatus

Ability to heating tubes to viscous condition

Knowledge of obtainingglass tubes

Knowledge of working from drawings or other specifications

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Attention to detail



Good hand-eye co-ordination


It requires one to be on theirtoes

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 not 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

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

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

Occupational hazards may include burns, cuts, heat, physical stress, inhalation risks, etc.

Health risks include exposure to harmful fumes, anaesthetic gases, compressed gases,  potential exposures to particulate inhalation, lifting, pushing, pulling, sitting for too long, blowing and repetitive tasks, etc.

ForfreshersINR 9,000 to INR 11,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR 12,000 to INR 14,000per 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 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 asBlower, Laboratory Apparatus.

Glass, ceramics and refractories manufacturing companies

Laboratory equipment manufacturers, suppliers and exporters

Towns and cities across India