Glass Engraver

Glass Cutter

Glass Sketcher

Minimum Functionally literate

Will be updated

The tasks an Engraver, Glass is expected to perform include:

Engraving ornamental and floral designs, monographs etc. on glassware using a revolving copper or stone engraving wheel

Sketching or tracing a crayon outline of the design on the surface of the glass article

Mounting a copper or stone wheel of proper width and diameter on the machine

Starting the wheel and moistening the revolving wheel with water

Holding the glassware with both hands against the outer edge of the wheel, so that it grinds and cuts into the glass surface along the outline of the traced or sketched design

Changing the wheels to make cuts of different sizes

Competent in making ornamental & floral designs on glass

Proficient in engraving and carving on glass

Competent in using glass cutting wheels and hand tools

Proficient in making drawings and designs

Hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to polish the engraved pattern

Attention to detail


Accuracy in work

Creative and innovative thinking

It requires one to sit and work

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 available

Working hours
Handicraft and carpet units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg ( OL), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include cuts, bruises, injuries, and infection to the face, eyes, hands and fingers, tiredness and fatigue, general body ache due to long working hours, respiratory hazards, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to glass fragments, pieces, chips, chemicals and colours, repetitive tasks, scratching and cutting glass, inadequate lighting, improper ventilation and cramped work areas

For freshers - INR 180 to INR 300 per day

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 300 to INR 450 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Prospects and the Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry

The story of Indian handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts and skill upgrade with respect to the challenges the sector was facing. However the focus shifted to export in the later decades. It plays a significant role in the country?s economy and provides employment to more than 7.3 million people mostly from rural and semi-urban areas. Today, handicrafts and handcrafted gift items manufactured and exported from India are much sought after and have established an unsurpassable reputation in the international market. According to provisional data, the export of Indian handicrafts in the period of April-August 2014-15 has shown an increase of US$ 256.32 million, which is about 18.06 per cent over the same period in 2013-14.

Based on historical trends, the handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16 per cent from 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent from 2017?22.

Glass manufacturing and engraving units across India


Towns and cities across India