Ceramics Pressman

Brick Moulder Machine Operator

Dye Presser

Moulder Machine Operator

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

Setting and operating press machine to mould ceramic articles from moist clay

Selecting and fixing appropriate die or mould in machine

Oiling surface of lump of kneaded moist clay to prevent it from sticking it to the inside of mould

Placing clay lump in position on lower plate of mould box

Turning the handle and pulling the lever to operate press which compresses clay mass into shape of mould

Proficient in operating press machine

Knowledge of pressing pedal to lift form to remove burr adhering particles to meet specifications

Ability to clean and adjust mould fitted to machine

Knowledge of setting fixture on press machine

Proficient in press machine hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical production

Will be updated

Physically fit

Good judgment skills

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Clear vision

It needs 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
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) , B (Blind), LV (Low Vision) and HH(Hearing Impaired)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous  under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks may include repetitive motions of hands, standing for long hours, exposure to dust, chemical substances, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, rhinitis, cough, minor cuts, lung diseases, headaches, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,500 to INR 5,800 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 7,200 to INR 7,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Glass & Ceramics Sector in India

The ceramic industry in India is about 100 years old. Ceramic products are manufactured both by large and small enterprises with wide variance in type, size and standards. Though ceramic manufacturing units are spread across India, most of the units are concentrated in Morbi, Surendranagar and Khurja. Only a few units have a state-of-the-art-technology, and manufacturing facilities for production of quality ceramic goods. All sub-segments of Indian ceramic industry, viz., tiles, sanitary ware, tableware, ornamental ware, etc. have both organised and unorganised players, with the latter having substantial share in production.

During 2008, India was the 24th largest ceramic trading nation in the world and accounted for a share of around 0.9% in total ceramics trade. During the period, from 2001 to 2008, India?s ceramic trade increased from US$ 143 million to US$ 738 million at a CAGR of 22.2%. The increase in trade was led by rise in imports, which increased, from US$ 60.9 million in 2001 to US$ 523.8 million in 2008, at a CAGR of 30.9%. India?s ceramic exports on the other hand increased at a CAGR of 12.8%, from US$ 82.3 million to US$ 214.5 million.

Currently, India?s ranking in world ceramic tile production stands at number 3 (China and Brazil are the top 2) and is growing at an annual growth rate of 15% contributed largely by urbanisation, a boom in the retail industry, and optimism in India?s economic outlook. Ceramic production today is a sizeable contribution to the country?s GDP (with a turnover of 18,000 crores) at 600 million sq mts p.a.

A total of over 5.5 lac people are employed in the sector. Ceramic sector makes an important contribution to the economy, housing sector, export earnings and employment of India. With the growth in the housing sector the demand of ceramics is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian tiles in the international market.

Ceramic manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T)

Apprentice Protsahan Yojana

Directorate of Vocational Educational Training Educational Training, Mumbai

Central Government, India