Kiln Loading

Kiln Burner

Kiln Helper

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

Loading green bricks, tiles and such other clay products in the kiln for baking

Stacking products such as blocks, bricks and roofing tiles, in the specified patterns in periodic kilns for burning

Spacing and leveling setting rings in the kiln to facilitate circulation of air around the products during burning

Spreading sand on the floor or setting rings to prevent cohesion of products during burning

Lifting and positioning products on setting rings, using a hoist or manually with resistance of helpers

Examining products for cracks and discarding the defective products

Closing the kiln door and sealing it with clay to prevent the escape of heat

Ability to carry saggers into the kiln and utilize the available space by stacking them in the kiln furniture

Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment and clean the work area

Knowledge of the manufacturing process operations

Well-versed in utilizing production and measuring equipment 

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Ability to unload baked articles when the kiln cools down to required temperature

Knowledge of feeding fuel and firing kiln

Ability to assist the Kilnman in regulating the draught into the kiln chamber

Ability to follow instructions

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 who are 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 80 to INR 175 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 175 to INR 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 wide a 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 a 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

Government Polytechnic, Haryana

Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad

Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Rajkot