Drawing Machine Setter

Extruding Press Tenders

Extruder Machine Operator

Extruder Machine Setter

The tasks an Extruding Press Operator, Clay is expected to perform include:

Operating the extruding press to extrude the moist clay in strips for further processing

Feeding the moist clay into the machine

Moving the lever to regulate the speed of the warm (part of the machine) which forces the clay through the outlet form (die)

Examining the texture of clay periodically 

Instructing the workers to change the moisture content of the clay before it enters the press

Knowledge of clearing jams and removing defective materials

Working knowledge of activating the machines to shape the materials i.e. clay

Experience in selecting and installing machine components such as dies, moulds and cutters accordingly

Ability to record and maintain production data such as meter readings, quantities, types and dimensions of materials produced

Far vision

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Knowledge of operating ceramics moulding, jigger or jolly machines

Good observation skills

Ability to think critically

Good team player

Good communication skills

It needs one to be on their feet

Need to 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 who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include the repetitive motion of hands, exposure to fine particles, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, strains/sprains, back pain, tiredness, stress, minor cuts, skin disease etc.

For fresher?s - INR 203 to INR 248 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 350 to INR 400 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the 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 a 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 state-of-the-art-technology, and manufacturing facilities for production of quality ceramic goods. All sub-segments of the Indian ceramic industry, viz., tiles, sanitary ware, tableware, ornamental ware, etc. have both organized and unorganized 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 2001 to 2008, India?s ceramics trade increased from US$ 143 million to US$ 738 million at a CAGR of 22.2%. The increase in trade was led by a 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 #3 (China and Brazil are the top 2) and is growing at an annual growth rate of 15% contributed largely by urbanization, 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. The 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.

Ceramics manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Government Engineering College, New Delhi

Central Staff Training and Research Institute, Kolkata

Government of India, New Delhi