Roller Man

Roller Machine Setter

Roller Machine Operator

Roller Leveller Operator

Roller Machine Tenders

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

Rotating the roller to wind the glass wire into a coil used for making bangles 

Selecting an iron roller the size of bangles to be made; regulating the furnace temperature at the required level

Fixing the roller in the furnace in the correct position and drawing the glass wire over the roller

Turning the handle to rotate at the desired speed to wind the glass wire into coils over the roller

Cutting the glass when the roller is full

Removing the roller and taking out the coil of glass wire with a hooked rod

In-depth knowledge of the cleaning roller, using a rag or brush, detergent and water

Ability to examine rollers for defects, such as pinholes and scratches

Experience in adjusting machine components to regulate speeds, pressures and temperatures

Knowledge of raising the upper roller to regulate the thickness of the glass and adjust the rheostat control to regulate the machine speed

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Knowledge of directing the heating of the furnace to the desired temperature

Good monitoring skills

Problem solving attitude

It requires 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), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include irritation of skin and eyes, cold and heat stress, the repetitive motion of hands, rheumatism, impaired vision or hearing etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, 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

(These figures 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 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 per cent 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

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

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

Will be updated