Ball Mill Attendant

Mill Operator

Rod Mill Operator

The tasks a Ball Mill Operator (Cement & Ceramics) is expected to perform include:

Operating the ball mill for finally grinding the clay, rock, clinker etc. into slurry (thin paste or semi -fluid mixture), powder and cement

Checking that pebbles or balls are filled in cylinder

Feeding the cylinder with the requisite amount of material and water through hopening

Adjusting the air drift when grinding the rock of clinker into a powder or cement to avoid jamming or choking

Closing the opening of the machine, starting the machine and running it for the specified time, ensuring grinding of the material to the required fineness

Stopping the machine and tilting the cylinder to remove ground material or watching the delivery of the slurry through the delivery-end while the machine is in operation

Well-versed in regulating the feed and flow of water by manipulating the valves of the mill

Knowledge of operating the grinding equipment

Basic knowledge of measuring the ingredients or substances to be used in production processes

Proficient in loading/unloading the mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Ability to tend one or more grinding mills

Good judgement skills

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 mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include the repetitive motion of hands, standing for long hours, exposure to dust, chemical substances, headaches, etc.

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

For freshers - INR 203 to INR 248 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 350 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 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