Machine Operator

Grinding Edge Operator

Buffing Machine Tool Operator

Grinding Wheel Operator

Polishing Machine Operator

The tasks an Edge Operator (Abrasive) is expected to perform include:

Trimming and smoothing the edges of the abrasive wheels over the grinding machine

Mounting the abrasive wheel or article to the spindle of the machine either singly or in packs

Aligning the wheels and fastening the article securely by tightening the nuts and bolts

Selecting the required type of star dresser wheel

Sliding the star dresser wheel to the machine groove so that it faces the emery wheel to be trimmed

Starting the machine by pressing the electric button 

Moving the hand dresser wheel along the groove, forward and backward, to trim the edges of the wheels at the set speed

Trimming and smoothing the edges to the required specifications by stopping the machine at frequent intervals and checking the size and shape of the material with the measuring instruments 

Observing the machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems

Proficient in working with an abrasive wheel

In-depth knowledge of setting the speed of the machine to rotate the abrasive wheel at the required speed

Knowledge of the different types of star dresser wheel 

Ability to clean the article and machine with compressed air to remove dust and powder

Experience in setting up, operating or tending grinding and related tools

Knowledge of operating the hand dresser wheel

Ability to set and adjust the machine controls according to product specifications

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Will be updated

Detail oriented

Good observation 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 exposure to dust and fine particles, etc.

Occupational hazards may include injuries to the eyes and face, minor cuts, irritation to the skin, etc.

For freshers - INR 191 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 240 to INR 300 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 production of quality ceramic goods. All sub-segments of 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 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 sq mts 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.

Ceramics manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India