Glass Moulding

Glass Blowing

Press Operator

The tasks a Pressman (Glass) is expected to perform include:

Operating the hand press to mould the glass into the required shape

Setting the mould in the press, according to the size and shape of the article to be produced

Shearing off the proper quantity of molten glass from the iron rod, held by the Gatherer into the machine mould

Operating the lever to close the mould for compressing the molten glass into the required shape

Manipulating the lever to withdraw the press head, taking out the ware and sending it for annealing or further processing

Proficient in using dulled cutting tools such as notched tools, glass cutters, scissors, etc.

Knowledge of inputs, outputs and raw materials required for manufacturing glass

Proficient in shaping, bending or joining sections of glass, using paddles

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Clear vision

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Good judgment skills

It needs one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of the 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 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, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 200 to INR 350 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. Indian glass market is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent over the next three years. The glass consumption growth is expected in construction (10%-12%), automotive (20%), consumer goods (15%-20%) and pharmaceuticals (15%-18%) sectors.

About 75% of the total glass industry is 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 lacs and unorganized sector provides direct jobs to around 5-6 lac people. A large amount of man-power is involved indirectly in the sector, most of whom are unskilled workers.

Glass manufacturing companies across India

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Gaurang Institute of Glass Design Technology & Information, Ahmedabad

Center for the Development of Glass Industry, Firozabad

CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Ahmedabad

Indian Soapstone Producers Association, Udaipur

All India Manufacturers Federation, New Delhi