Press Operator

Hand Moulder

Press Machine Setter

Abrasive Wheel Moulder

Press Machine Operator

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

Operating the hand press to press abrasive material into required mould for making grinding wheels, sharpening stones, sticks, etc.

Mixing abrasive powder and adhesive paste according to formula

Setting required type of mould to machine

Filling prescribed quantity of abrasive mixture into mould

Raking and levelling the mixture in mould using levelling devices 

Operating levers to start the machine and pressing mould by closing top and bottom parts of mould with required pressure for pressing abrasive powder in mould to desired shape and size

Proficiency in operating various equipment like hand press, levelling devices, etc.

Knowledge of releasing lever and stopping machine

Ability to remove mould from machine and dismantle mould

Well-versed with plating to remove moulded abrasive material 

Proficiency in cleaning mould and its parts, and repeating process

Will be updated

Physically fit

Good judgement skills

Manual dexterity

Good arm-hand steadiness

Clear vision

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of job role

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

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, coughs, 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 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, from 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 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% owing largely to 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 square metres p.a.

A total of over 5.5 lakh 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. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Pressman (Abrasive).

Ceramic manufacturing companies across India

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Government of India, Sion

Directorate of Training & Technical Education, Delhi

Government Industrial Training Institute, Visakhapatnam

Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Bhilai

IIMT Group of College, Agra