Glass Bender

Glass Cutter

The tasks a

Bender, Glassis expected to perform include:

Heating and bendingglass tubing or pipettes to form articles such as neon signs and other articles

Fixing asbestos pattern on work bench

Marking and cutting glass-tubing with file and breaking off required length

Igniting gas burner and holding tube in flame at point where bend is desired, rotating tube to heat it uniformly

Placing one end of rubber hose over end of tube and the other end in themouth

Blowing through hose to prevent tube from collapsing and bending the tube

Placing bent tube on asbestos pattern to check accuracy of bend, reheating and bending glass, if necessary

Fusing together sections of bent tubing

Cooling bended tube by annealing it manually

Ensuring uniform wall thickness

Knowledge ofshaping, bending, or joining sections of glass

Proficient in examining molten glass for imperfections

Well versed on the features of molten glass

Adept in regulating oven temperatures according to glass type 

Ability to develop sketches of glass products into blueprint specifications

Knowledge of glass technology and glass blowing

Not applicable

Attention to detail



Hand eye co-ordination

Arm-hand steadiness

Manual dexterity

Requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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 isconsidered mildly hazardous or dangerous  under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87

Occupational hazards may includecuts, bites and stings due to chemicals used, or minor burns,etc.

Health risks include exposure to loud sounds or noise,pollutants, gases, dust particles, odours,etc.

For freshers -INR 7,000 to INR 8,500 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 9,000 toINR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

An Overview Of the Indian Ceramic and Glass Industry of India

Ceramic Industry

The ceramic 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 550,000 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 and beverages, the country's glass industry will acquire a market size worth 340 billion by 2015 from 225 billion at present. The organised glass industry as in 2013, employs 30 lakh people directly and provides indirect employment to 5 lakh people whereas the unorganised sector employs around 5-6 lakh people. About 75 per cent of the total glass industry is 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.

Glass and ceramic product manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Ambarnath

National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

Gaurang Institute of Glass  Design Technology and Information