Mould Catcher



The tasks a Mouldman is expected to perform include:

Opening and closing metal mould for blowing of glass ware

Selecting and placing appropriate metal mould in position, according to size and shape of glass ware to be produced

Heating mould to required temperature to ensure that mould is not too hot or cold when molten glass is blown into it

Opening mould to receive molten glass from tip of blowpipe and closing it

Allowing blower to blow molten glass to desired shape of mould

Opening mould after blowing is over to remove blowpipe

Cooling mould to required temperature by pouring cold water to remove product

Knowledge of working with metal mould

Proficient in selecting , placing and positioning appropriate metal mould 

Well-versed with heating mould to required temperature

Ability to blow molten glass to desired mould shape

Will be updated

Attention to detail



Good hand-eye co-ordination


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 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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg(OL), Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards may include burns, cuts, heat, physical stress, respiratory risks, injuries from foreign particles in the eye, etc.

Health risks include exposure to harmful silica, other non-metallic dust, fumes, carbon monoxides, other chemical compounds including thermal decomposition products such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, potential exposures to noise, vibration and heat, etc.

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

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR 12,000 to INR 17,000 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 employment opportunities for professionals such as Mouldman.

Ordnance factory

Glass, ceramics, and refractories manufacturing companies

Equipment manufacturers, suppliers & exporters

Towns and cities across India