Pipe Mill Operator

The tasks a Pipe Machine Man, Stone Ware is expected to perform include:

Operating pipe making machine to make stone ware pipes of required dimension

Checking and setting appropriate die in machine according to size of pipe to be made

Directs helpers to feed plastic clay into machine hopper and starting machine

Proficient in setting machine feed and speed to force clay into bell mechanism and die set in machine

Adept with monitoring automatic formation of required length of pipe at regulated speed

Well-versed with unlocking machine table by operating lever and stopping machine to release and cut extruded pipe by pushing cutting wire of machine through it


Proficient in oiling socket and outlet die to prevent sticking of clay

Adept with testing texture of clay visually and suggesting changes for moistening

Well-versed with undertaking minor machine repair work

Will be updated

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility

Finger dexterity


Team player

Hardworking and persistent

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of helper

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

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to noise, silica, setting up machine die, undertaking repair work, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, hearing loss, lungs diseases, respiratory diseases, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines; it is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounts for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce, and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.These factors indicate good job prospects for Pipe Machine Man, Stone Ware and other professionals in the industry.

Stoneware pipe making companies across India

Stoneware pipe-making factories/plants across India