Cooling Man

Bench Man

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

Separating moulded glass articles from blowpipe by chilling films of glass

Joining blowpipe and moulded articles

Receiving moulded glass articles fixed with blowpipe from blower glass

Pouring water on metal between tube and article 

Nipping off glass to separate moulded article from blowpipe

Removing glass article from mould

Counting number of articles and passing them to carrier

Knowledge of different types of handmade glass goods and products

Proficient in operating machines

Well-versed in raw materials needed in glass making

Ability to pick up the coloured frit on the end of the blowing iron

Knowledge of traditional glass making methods

May work as bubbler or mould catcher

Good stamina

Good hand skills

Works carefully

Attention to detail

Quick worker


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
Companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards may include glass cuts, sweaty palms, dizziness, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems, skin problems, eczema, breathing complaints, asthma etc.

Health risks include exposure to dust emissions, smoke, fumes, contamination, heat, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 11,000 to INR 19,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 20,000 to INR 24,000 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 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