Silverer Mirror

Mirror Silverer

The tasks a Mirror Silverer is expected to perform include:

Coating new and old mirror glass with silvering solutions

Weighing and mixing ingredients according to a formula to prepare a silvering solution of required consistency 

Placing cleaned mirrors on the silvering table

Covering the surface of the glass with a silvering solution and levelling the glass by means of wedges so that the solution may not run off

Allowing the silvering solution to remain on the glass for a prescribed period of time, draining the excess solution from the glass and washing the silvered glass in distilled water

Drying the mirror on the drying table

Coating the silvered surface of the glass with copper solution and protective paint to protect the silvering from moisture

Knowledge of applying the silvering solution on the glass

Well-versed with the preparation of the slivering solution

Ability to observe the sprayed surface to detect spots, streaks, and residue coloring that indicate a faulty mix or reducer burns

Well-versed with the cleaning, polishing and framing of mirrors

Manual dexterity

Good hand-eye co-ordination skills

Knowledge of spraying the silvering solution over the glass surface using a spray gun

Precision in work

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Hardworking and diligent

Ability to follow instructions

It needs one to be 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 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 with One Leg (OL) and those 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, lumbar spine injury, lower back pain, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to heat, skin rashes, silver 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 & Ceramics Industry

Ceramics 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, 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 the 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 ceramics 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 industry is 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