Dry Kiln Burner

Brick Kiln Burner

Roofing Tile Burner

The tasks a Kilnman, Brick and Tile is expected to perform include:

Controlling the periodic, field or retorting kilns to bake clay products and roofing tiles to proper hardness

Checking that the articles for baking are sufficiently dried and hardened

Directing the Kiln Loaders, Brick and Tile to load articles in the kiln by piling them one above the other

Sealing the kiln door with bricks and daubing brick with clay to prevent loss of heat, using a trowel

Opening the fuel valves and lighting gas or oil, lighting fire using an oil-soaked stick or supervising its firing according to the firing schedule depending upon the articles to be baked

Observing the thermometer and action of the pyrometric cones through peep holes 

Removing objects from the kiln with tongs and examining it to determine the rate of burning

Turning the gas or oil valves and dampers to adjust the rate of burning or baking of objects

Closing the fuel valves and fire-boxes, opening the kiln-crown holes and installing fans to cool the objects

Instructing the Kiln Loaders to unload the baked articles when the kiln cools down to the required temperature

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques

Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a kiln

Proficient in monitoring gauges, dials or other indicators of equipment or systems and adjust it accordingly

Well-versed in sealing kiln doors, closing fuel valves and fire boxes

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Ability to operate a continuous or intermittent firing kiln

Good judgement skills

Good communication skills

Arm-hand steadiness

Keen observer

Good team player

It requires one to be on their toes

Needs to 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 Hearing Impaired (HH)

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, glaze powder and insulation particles, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, burns, lung diseases, minor cuts, skin infections, etc.

For fresher?s - INR 125 to INR 150 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 300 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

Will be updated

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Ceramics

Government Polytechnic, Haryana

Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad

Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Rajkot