Glass Etcher

Acid Etch Operator

Minimum Functionally literate

Will be updated

The tasks a Glass Etcher is expected to perform include:

Etching decorative designs, calibration markings, numerals, lines and other markings on glass articles with acid

Preparing an acid bath, dipping the waxed glass, on which a design or other markings have been drawn, into the acid bath

Exposing it to acid fumes so that the portions not covered with wax will be eaten away

Rinsing the etched glass in cold water to remove the acid and then in hot water to remove the wax

Competent in making the ornamental design and calibration on glass

Proficient in engraving and etching on glass

Competent in making drawings and designs

Good hand-eye coordination

Knowledge of coating the articles with wax

Attention to detail

Diligent and hard working

Accuracy in work

Creative bend of mind

It requires 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
Handicraft & 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), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly 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 acid fumes, repetitive tasks, scratching and cutting glass, inadequate lighting, improper ventilation, cramped work areas, etc.

For freshers - INR 300 to INR 400 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 400 to INR 550 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.

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