Wet Disc Operator

Disc cutter

Disc Grinder

Disc Polisher

Disc Fitter

The tasks a Wet Disc Operator is expected to perform include:

Grinding and polishing sharpening stones and sticks manually on power operated disc grinder

Pressing switch button to start disc grinding machine fitted with rotating grinding iron table

Opening water tap and regulating its flow to fine jet over rotating table of the machine

Filling hopper with fine sand and opening its bottom plate to allow slow and steady flow of sand over rotating table 

Cleaning article in water and frequently checking it with measuring instruments for size, smoothness and uniformity

Repeating process by increasing supply of sand and water as necessary 

Cleaning finished article in water

Placing object on rotating table

Washing and cleaning machine with water at the end of shift

Ability to observe machine operations to detect any problems

In-depth knowledge in setting and adjusting machine controls according to product specifications

Working knowledge of applying pressure as necessary for grinding and polishing

Ability to set up, operate or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material

Proficient in cleaning the finished articles with water

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Physically fit

Ability to follow instructions


Good observation skills

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

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 exposure to dust, sand, sharp tools, etc.

Occupational hazards may include tiredness, minor injuries, cut, bruises, etc.

For freshers - INR 127 to INR180 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

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Directorate of Training and Technical Education, Delhi

Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment

Central Tool Room & Training Centre, Kolkata

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