Glass collector

The tasks a Gatherer (Glass) is expected to perform include:

Gathering specified amounts of molten glass on ends of an iron rod 

Carrying it to the Pressman

Dipping ends of the iron rod or blowpipe into a pot containing molten glass kept on the furnace

Collecting required amount of molten glass on ends of rod or blowpipe

Carrying it to the Pressman for further processing

Knowledge of the glass manufacturing process

Proficient in collecting glass with a blowpipe

Well-versed in creation of glass

Ability to feed glass machines with glass gobs

Knowledge of glass properties, uses and environmental impacts

Ability to assist Blower by preliminary shaping or blowing


Quality tester


Physical stamina


It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is 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 Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87

Occupational hazards may include bleeding from nose, eyes and throat irritation, skin allergies, cuts from broken glass, skin burns, skin itching, skin rash, red and swollen fingernails, etc. 

Health risks include exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, accidents, fire, toxins, etc.

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

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Ceramic and Glass Industry

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 & 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 product manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India