Kiln Operator

Kiln Burner

Furnace Operator

Kiln Helper

Oven Operator

The tasks a Kilnman, Pottery and Porcelain is expected to perform include:

Operating a kiln for the baking of pottery and porcelain ware to proper the hardness or heating glazed or decorated articles to obtain the requisite shining and hard surface

Supervising the lighting of fires in kiln

Regulating the feeding of fuel and adjusting the draught to maintain the proper temperature

Observing the temperature indicators and deciding accordingly when baking is completed

In-depth knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques

Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine

Ability to watch gauges, dials or other indicators of the equipment or systems

In-depth knowledge of technologies such as the machine operations software, etc.

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Will be updated

Good judgement skills

Arm-hand steadiness

Keen observer

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not 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 with One Leg (OL) and those who are hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to fire, clay and Po

P, standing for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards may include minor burns, musculoskeletal injuries, minor cuts, lung disease, chronic illness, tiredness, etc.

For fresher?s - INR 120 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to 250 per day

(This figure 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 the 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, 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% 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 sqmts p.a.

A total of over 5.5 lakh 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.

Ceramic manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Ceramics

Venkateshwara Open University VOU, Arunachal Pradesh


Bharati University, West Bengal

Khamapur Pottery Centre, Karnataka

Khurjaya Pottery Centre, UP

Gramodaya Sangh Bhadrawati, Chandrapur

National Centre for Fine Art, Lucknow