Kilnman, Cement

CCR Kilnman, Cement


Kiln Operator

Cement Kiln Burner

The tasks a Burner Cement is expected to perform include:

Operating the cylindrical leaning kiln rotating on an inclined axis to burn slurry, (thick mixture of lime stone and other raw materials) into clinkers for the manufacture of cement

Lighting the kiln furnace and supplying the pulverized coal mixed with compressed air or high pressure air through feed pipes to burn slurry at the required temperature

Operating the switches and controlling levers at the panel board at the Burners platform to rotate the kiln at the set speed

Opening the supply channel of slurry into the kiln and regulating the flow of slurry in the rotating kiln to get it calcined and burnt into the cement clinker (hard mass of burnt clay and stone)

Observing the intensity of the flame, its colour and progress of burning of moving the clinker inside the kiln to maintain the required temperature by regulating the coal and air supply

Regulating the proper amount of feed, speed of kiln, coal blast and draught to ensure that the production of clinker is of the right quality

Knowledge of keeping records of the various control panel readings

Well-versed with operating a kiln

Knowledge of stopping the kiln, if any defect develops in any of its auxiliaries such as the cooler, drag chain, clinker elevator, concentrator etc.

Ability to frequently visit different sections of the rotary kiln and coal grinding mill for efficient performance

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Ability to be in-charge of one or more rotary kilns

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 who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include breathing problems, back pain, tiredness, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards may include minor burns, lung disease, musculoskeletal injuries, etc.

For freshers - INR 127 to INR 134 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 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.

Cement manufacturing companies across India

4, 8

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Government of India, New Delhi

J. K. Cement Ltd, Kanpur

Center for Continuing Education Services (CCE), Delhi