Furnace Refractory


Kiln Repairer

Refractory Bricklayer

The tasks a Bricklayer (Brick & Tile) is expected to perform include:

Repairing and rebuilding the tunnels, periodically

Shuttling the kilns used to burn tile, brick and sewer pipe

Examining the kilns after the burning cycles to determine the need for repair

Laying the firebrick to construct the casing walls, flues, feather walls and burner wickets using mortar, trowels, plum bobs, hammers and brick

Spreading plastic refractories over the exposed brickwork to protect against deterioration by heat

Laying the brick flooring in periodic kilns

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

Ability to pour spouts with refractory clay, using trowels

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, uses, repair and maintenance

Well-versed in repairing kilns or furnaces using the needed tools

Equipped with hand tools to remove worn or damaged plastic block refractory linings of furnaces

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Will be updated

Good judgement skills

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 the repetitive motion of hands, standing for long hours, exposure to dust, glaze powder and insulation particles, etc.

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

For fresher?s - INR 81 to INR 163 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 122 to INR 248 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 the 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 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 the total ceramics trade. During the period 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 a 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 lac 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 for 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, Ahmadabad

Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Rajkot