Waxing Man

Glass Waxer

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

Applying a coating of melted wax on the exterior surfaces of glassware previously marked by the Volume Man to be graduated, by dipping articles in molten wax

Heating and melting paraffin-wax cakes of a specified quality in a suitable vessel over a heater 

Holding the article, previously marked by the Volume Man, with tongs and dipping it in molten wax

Holding the same article for the required time to give the exterior surface of the article a thin uniform coating of wax

Removing the article from the wax to dry and cool it for further processing by the Graduator

Applying the molten wax with a brush to touch up the unwaxed and defectively waxed portion of the article

Detailed knowledge in scraping off the wax coating from the etched surface 

Ability to etch the design on the inside and outside of the article

Ability to place the perforated pattern against the waxed ware and spray ink through the pattern to transfer the design to wax

Knowledge of applying wax on the article by pouring it on the article from the vessel

Good monitoring skills

Ability to think critically

Good team player

Good judgement and decision making skills

Good practical skills

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of the 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 5/6 days a week for 9/10 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 with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to dust, irritation of the skin and eyes, cold and heat stress, the repetitive motion of hands, rheumatism, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, minor cuts, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 200 per day

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Glass & Ceramics Sector in India

The glass industry in India is quite old and well established. The first glass plant in India was set up in 1908. The glass makers employed methods such as moulding, folding, twisting, double?stripping and wire-winding to manufacture glass. It remained largely a cottage industry for a long time. In recent years, the industry has transformed and developed.

The current value of Indian glass industry is 225 billion. The Indian glass market is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% over the next three years. The glass consumption growth is expected in the construction (10%-12%), automotive (20%), consumer goods (15%-20%) and pharmaceutical (15%-18%) sectors.

About 75% of the total glass industry is concentrated in U.P, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Gujarat employs the highest number of people in the glass industry followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. About 70% of the total glass production in the unorganized sector in India is contributed by the Firozabad glass industry.

The paper estimated that the glass industry employs more than 40 lac people. The organized sector accounts for 35 lacs and unorganized sector provides direct jobs to around 5-6 lac people. A large amount of man-power is involved indirectly in the sector, most of whom are unskilled workers.

Glass manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

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