Grinding Machine Operator (Stone and Clay)

Edge Runner Attendant

The tasks a Grinder (Stone & Clay) is expected to perform include:

Tending to and feeding the grinding machine to grind pieces of rock or clay into fine dust

Adjusting the clearance between rollers and the bed stone (solid plate) of the machine for the fineness of grinding required

Starting the machine and feeding the material into the machine with a shovel. Breaking and loosening the clogged material in the machine with a bar, breaking large pieces with a bar or hammer if necessary

Regulating the water valve to let out the requisite water into the machine to settle dust

Knowledge of operating the grinding machine

Well-versed with the repairing and maintenance of the machine and its parts

Adept with controlling and adjusting the machine during the grinding process

Physically fit

Knowledge of cleaning and oiling the machine

Precision in work

Eye for detail

Hardworking and diligent

Good hand eye coordination skills

It needs 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 who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards include lumbar spine, lower back pain, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to various pollutants, gas, dust, fumes 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

The Ceramic Industry

The ceramics 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, and 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 is ranked 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 total ceramic production.

The 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 in 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