Abrasive Cutter

Sharpening or Polishing Stone Maker

Shaving Machine Operator

Abrasive Machine Operator

The tasks a Shaving Machine Operator (Abrasive) is expected to perform include:

Dressing abrasive material to required shape and size using shaving machine and traversable cutter or shaver

Selecting template according to article to be finished

Placing abrasive article on rotating platform of machine

Selecting required type and size of blade according to nature of dressing desired and fitting it to tool holder of movable arm of machine

Starting machine to rotate wheel

Adjusting centering of abrasive article and pushing by hand to position it correctly

Lowering arm of machine fitted with shaving blade and depressing it slowly on article to trim edges and other areas to desired shape and size

Removing shavings at frequent intervals by blowing compressed air

Measuring article with calipers, gauges, etc., to ensure conformity with specifications

Ability to clean machine with compressed air at the end of shift

In-depth knowledge of shaving process operations

Ability to be flexible, follow instructions and adapt to change

Well-versed in utilising production and measuring equipment

Ability to work from blue prints

Physically fit

Good judgement skills

Manual dexterity

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 this 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 under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

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

For freshers - INR 180 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 220 to INR 380 per day

(These figurse are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of 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 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 a state-of-the-art-technology, and manufacturing facilities for production of quality ceramic goods. All sub-segments of Indian ceramic industry, viz., tiles, sanitary ware, tableware, ornamental ware, etc. have both organised and unorganised 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 number 3 (China and Brazil are the top 2) and is growing at an annual growth rate of 15% contributed largely by urbanisation, 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 sq mts p.a.

A total of over 5.5 lac people are employed in the sector. 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