Edger Optical Glass

Lens Edger

Glass Shape Polisher

Optical Lab Technician

Optical Glass Worker

The tasks an Edger (Optical Glass) is expected to perform include:

Grinding and smoothing edges of lenses or lens blanks to reduce them to required size and shape

Selecting metal pattern and inserting it into head of edging machine

Inserting rubber faced pad in lens holder, smearing lens with oil and placing lens in holder

Aligning lens with pattern and clamping lens in holding device of the machine

Manipulating levers to press lens edge against rotating wet grind-stone and removing lens when grinding is complete

Measuring and inspecting work for conformance to specifications

Smoothing rough edges by holding lens against the grinding wheel

Ability to operate automated optical equipment

Proficient in marking or blocking lenses for grinding

Knowledge of lens grinding, lens cutting, edging, bevelling, and eyeglass assembly

Ability to fit edged optical lenses into spectacle frames

Ability to dress grinding wheel

Attention to detail

Good team player

Good manual dexterity

Ability to perform detailed work at a close range

It requires one to be on their feet

Needs to 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), Both Legs (BL), and Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards may include eye-strain, back aches, general fatigue, nausea, etc.

Health risks include exposure to cut glass, harmful chemicals, and heavy machinery, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,500 to INR 15,000 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.

Optical glass manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India