Glass Blowing Machine Operator

Glass Forming Operator

Glass Melt Operator

Glass Moulder

Blow-Mold Machine Operator

Glass-Finishing Machine Operator

The tasks a Blowing Machine Operator (Glass) is expected to perform include:

Operating the machine which blows objects such as bottles, jars, glass shells, bulbs and valves from molten glass

Placing the parison (intermediate shape in the production of glass articles) in a mould of the machine

Closing the mould and adjusting the flow of lubricant to prevent the glass from sticking to the mould

Regulating the flow of compressed air and molten glass into the shape of the mould in the machine

Removing the shaped articles from the mould and feeding them into the glass grinders to remove the superfluous edges

Testing and checking samples of the finished articles to ensure standardization of the products

Knowledge of automatic glass feeding, flowing and forming machines

Ability to setup glass and adjust the product finishing machines

Ability to clean and maintain the process machinery

Detailed knowledge of operating electric kilns that heat and mould glass sheets 

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Will be updated

Good creativity

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of 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) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to dust, exposure to noise and heat, the repetitive motion of hands, standing for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, minor burns, minor cuts, visual defects, etc.

For freshers - INR 180 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 220 to INR 380 per day

(This figure 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 industries are 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 lac and the unorganized sector provides direct jobs to around 5-6 lac people. A large amount of manpower is involved indirectly in the sector, most of whom are unskilled workers.

Glass manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

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Gaurang Institute of Glass Design Technology & Information, Ahmadabad

Center for the Development of Glass Industry, Firozabad

CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Ahmadabad

Seth Ganga Sagar

Jatia Polytechnic, Uttar Pradesh