Slip Maker

Ceramics Slip Maker

The tasks a Slip Maker (Ceramics)is expected to perform include:

Operating mixing machine (blunger) in which different kinds of clay is mixed into their semi-liquid form (slip) for making ceramic products

Regulating flow of materials into mixer

Starting mixer and allowing it to run for specified time, pumping slip over magnets to remove any iron or steel particles and through filter process to remove excess water, regulating flow by means of a valve

Cleaning filters and magnets with water as required 

Washing screens and magnets to remove foreign particles and sludge using hose

Ability to pour liquid clay (slip) into moulds to form a range of items

Knowledge of using a lathe to turn and shape products

Ability to push a metal tool into a ball of clay to produce a hollow item like a bowl or cup

Proficient in operating mixer and regulating the flow using valve

Well-versed in coating the surface of products to make them waterproof, durable or produce a decorative effect

Will be updated

Finger dexterity

Good observation skills

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Near vision

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 motions 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 140 to INR191 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR200 to INR250 per day

(These figures 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

Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T)

Apprentice Protsahan Yojana

Directorate of Vocational Educational Training Educational Training, Mumbai

Central Government, India