Towns and cities across India

The tasks a Glaze Maker is expected to perform include:

Mixing, grinding, fusing and regrinding ingredients such as borax, lead, sand and lime to make glaze

Weighing out materials, dumping these into the grinding mill and grinding them for the specified time

Draining out the mixture, passing it through screens and heating it in the kiln for the prescribed period to fuse it

Regrinding the fused material into a fine powder and mixing it with water to use in the dipping processes

In-depth knowledge of setting up, operating, or tending to machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber

Ability to move the controls to start, stop or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes or blends materials

Knowledge of examining materials, ingredients or products visually or with hands in order to ensure conformance to established standards

Manual dexterity

Will be updated

Detail oriented

Good observation skills

Arm-hand steadiness

It needs one to be on their feet

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 repetitive motions of hands, exposure to borax, lead, fine particles and sand, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, minor cuts, back pain, tiredness, stress, etc.

For fresher?s - INR 127 to INR 178 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 250 per day

(These figures 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 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 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 sq mts 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.

Ceramics manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Industrial Training institute, Chandigarh

Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T), New Delhi

Commissionerate of Employment & Training , Gujarat