Electric Kiln Operator


The tasks an Annealer (Glass Product) is expected to perform include:

Tending to the gas or electric kiln to affix paint on the glass

Igniting and regulating gas burners to heat the kiln to the prescribed temperature, or regulating the thermostat to control the temperature of the electric kiln

Spreading Plaster of Paris (Po

P) on the metal trays with a trowel, roller, or palate knife to form a smooth and level beg of glass

Setting sections of glass on trays and positioning the trays in the kilns, using tongs

Observing the glass through peepholes in the kiln to detect signs of warping, bubbling, crackling, or blistering

Removing the trays after the specified period of time, and stacking the trays for gradual cooling and annealing in leer

Knowledge of charging the objects directly onto the furnace bed 

Adept with packing objects into the section of the furnace or tubes that are sealed with clay to prevent oxidation

Well-versed in operating a continuous furnace through which objects are passed by means of reels and conveyors

Knowledge of reading the production schedule to determine the processing sequence and furnace temperatures for objects to be processed

Good hand eye coordination skills

Will be updated

Precision in work

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work



It requires one to be on their toes

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 every day. 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 the Indian Glass & Ceramic Industry

Ceramic Industry

The ceramic 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 modernized 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 8th 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 & beverages, the country's glass industry will acquire a market size worth Rs 340 billion by 2015 from Rs 225 billion at present. The organized glass industry as of 2013 employs 30 lakh people directly and provides indirect employment to 5 lakh people whereas the unorganized sector employs around 5-6 lakh people. About 75 per cent of the total glass industries are concentrated 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