Brush Preparer

Brush Maker

The tasks a Brush Material Preparer is expected to perform include:

Preparing hog bristles and other brush filling materials, such as horsehair, nylon and vegetable fibres for use in the brushes

Aligning the bristles to ensure that the flagged ends are together and discarding the defective ones

Tying a bundle of bristles to prevent bending and placing it on rack

Lowering the rack of bundles into the vat of boiling water to remove the natural curl of the bristle

Removing the rack after the specified time and placing it on the dolly or in the oven to dry

Placing bundle of bristles in the carton and labelling the carton according to length, origin, grade and colour of the contents

Preparing other brush-filling materials by straightening, combing, cutting and tying them according to type of material and intended use

Holding a bundle of material against the grinding wheel to flag ends, to trim butt ends and to polish material

Knowledge of preparing hog bristles and other brush filling materials

Well-versed with aligning bristles, discarding defective ones and tying bundles of bristles

Well-versed with labelling cartons according to the length, origin, grade and colour of contents

Proficient in selecting the filling material according to the formula and laying it on work the bench in the prescribed manner prior to processing by the mixing machine

Near vision

Manual dexterity

Knowledge of sterilizing bristles and packing material in the carton

Hand-eye coordination

Arm-hand steadiness

Ability to focus for long hours

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
Brush manufacturers usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

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), those who are Blind (B), have Low Vision (LV), and are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, injuries, skin problems, allergic reactions, etc.

Health risks include exposure to broom fibres, exposure to harmful levels of volatile glue and solvent used in paint and coating, sharp cutting tools, exposure to heavy dust, repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Prospects and Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry

The story of Indian handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations of the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970?s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts, skill upgrade, and addressed 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 exports 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 during 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent during 2017?22.

Brush manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India