Laminating Defects Examiner

Laminating Press Setter

The tasks a Laminating Press Operator (Plastics) is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating the laminating press to heat and press plastics or plastics-impregnated material into solid laminated sheets

Selecting metal plates according to finish desired

Weighing and assembling the sheets of impregnated material and placing assemblies between metal planishing plates

Sliding the plates into platens of hydraulic press

Moving controls to heat the press to a specified temperature and compressing assemblies between the plates

Knowledge of removing plates from platens after specified time and stripping plastic sheets from metal plates using knife

Well-versed with examining sheets for defects

Adept at cleaning metal plates, using cloth, solvents or scrapers or by dipping plates into vats of hot water, using chain hoist


Knowledge of adjusting heat and pressure controls

Eye for detail

Good observation skills

Motor skills

Accuracy in work

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Dexterity of hands

Attention to detail

Good communication skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include respiratory diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, weakness, fatigue, skin infections, dizziness, nausea, leukaemia, etc.

Health risks include exposure to formaldehyde gas and hydrochloric acid gas, hydrocarbon vapour, chemicals, solvents, sensitizers, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector in India

Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.

Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

The petrochemicals industry is a significant industry for the Indian economy. The growth of this industry is closely linked to economic growth of a country. Today, petrochemical products permeate the entire spectrum of daily use items and cover almost every sphere of life like clothing, housing, construction, furniture, automobiles, household items, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, packaging, medical appliances, electronics and electrical etc. The Indian petrochemical market has grown at a CAGR of 11% from USD 19.3 billion in FY11 to USD 24 billion in FY13. The demand for basic petrochemicals and end products petrochemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach 16 MMTPA and 19.5 million tonnes by FY18 respectively.

The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

Chemical and petrochemical industry is a human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world. Currently the industry provides employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand, the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for the chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Laminating Press Operator (Plastics).

Chemical & petrochemical factories across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Mysore

Central Staff Training and Research Institute, Kolkata

Arulmigu Chandigeswarar Polytechnic College, Coimbatore

Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune