Rod Drawer

Tube Blower

The tasks a Tube and Rod Drawer (Glass) is expected to perform include:

Drawing glass into tubes and rods using solid iron rod or blowpipe

Collecting from Bubble Maker iron rod with molten glass heated to proper temperature at its end

Sticking molten glass on iron post held by Helper, blowing and transferring fibres of glass into the rod of the Helper who walks with it

Blowing down tube to maintain air cavity to prepare tube of required thickness

Continuing operation until tube or rod is prepared

Knowledge of various methods for shaping flat glass, glass rod, glass tubing and fibreglass

Well-versed with heating and controlling, while melting any roughness in the glass

Will be updated

Precision in work

An eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good hand eye co-ordination skills

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 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include heat exhaustion, respiratory morbidity, ophthalmic morbidity, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to heat, skin rash, blistering, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 350 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Indian Glass & Ceramic Industry

Ceramic Industry

The ceramics industry in India came into existence about a century ago and has matured over time to form an industrial base. From traditional pottery making, the industry has evolved to find its place in the market for sophisticated insulators, electronic and electrical items. Over the years, the industry has been modernising through new innovations in product profile, quality and design to emerge as a modern, world-class industry, ready to take on global competition.

The Indian Ceramic Industry ranks at 8th position in the world and produces around 2.5% of global output. The industry provides employment to 550,000 people, of whom 50,000 are directly employed. Gujarat accounts for around 70 % of total ceramic production.

Glass Industry

Fuelled by growth in sectors like real estate, infrastructure, retail, automotive and food and beverages, the country's glass industry will acquire a market size worth 340 billion by 2015 from 225 billion at present. The organised glass industry as in 2013, employs 30 lakh people directly and provides indirect employment to 5 lakh people whereas the unorganised sector employs around 5-6 lakh people. About 75 per cent of the total glass industry is in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The highest employment in the glass industry is in Gujarat followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Glass and ceramic factories across India

Towns and cities across India