Grinder Attendant, Stone

The tasks a Crusher Attendant, Stone is expected to perform include:

Operating the machine in which lumps of stone are crushed to reduce them to the desired size

Starting the machine and regulating the flow of stones from the conveyor chute or bins, shovelling or throwing stones into the hopper of the machine 

Prodding the large sized stone pieces to force them between the crusher jaws with a bar

Breaking the oversized stones with a hand hammer

Loosening the clogged material in the machine with a bar 

Placing the empty containers at the delivery end to receive the crushed materials

Cleaning, lubricating and making minor repairs to machinery

Knowledge of operating the crushing machine

Well-versed with the stone crushing process

Knowledge using different tools like hand hammer, shovels, crusher, bars, etc.

Ability to clean and make minor repairs to machinery

Good hand-eye coordination skills

Physically fit

Knowledge of operating machines fitted with a conveyor system and sieving powder into different grades

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work



It requires one to be on their toes

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 every day. 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 who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards include muscle injury, lower back pain, muscular pain, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to heat, fumes, pollutants, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 350 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Glass & Ceramic 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 modernized 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 8th 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 the 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 Rs 340 billion by 2015 from Rs 225 billion at present. 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 per cent 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.

Glass and ceramic factories across India

Towns and cities across India