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Lamp Shade Maker

Aliases: Lamp Shade Sewer, Lamp Shade Assembler

Industry/Sector(s): Glass and Ceramics


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Lamp Shade Maker is expected to perform include:

  • Making lamp shades from cardboard, parchment, plastic or cloth
  • Selecting frames of required shapes and sizes
  • Cutting the material of the desired design to fit the frame
  • Winding tape spirally over  the upper and lower rings of the frame to form a foundation for attaching the material​
  • Sewing temporary stitches to the material around the lower wire and then the top wire and pulling the material taunt
  • Sewing material permanently to the frame using various stitches​ depending on whether the material is plain, rippled or pleated
  • Gluing parts of the shades together and securing shades made of paper, parchment or other materials into prefabricated wire frames
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of the job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available​
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, 10th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of pinning the covering material between the rings and distributing it evenly
  • Working knowledge of trimming the excess material with a pair of scissors and sewing the lining
  • Proficient in sewing the trimmings around the top and bottom edges of the shade or attaching the trimmings to the lamp shades
  • Knowledge of drawing the shade covering over the frame and bastes covering to tape on the rings
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Observational skills
  • Time management skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Schools across India​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • ​https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Helper → Lamp Shade Maker Process Supervisor → Process Manager


The progression is indicative​
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 11,000 to Rs 15,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 0-3 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4

Glass manufacturing companies

KEYWORDS 
  • Wire Frame Lamp Shade Maker
  • Lamp Shade Sewer
  • Lamp Shade Assembler
  • Lamp Shade Manufacturer
  • Lamp Shade Fabricators
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7317.0100 Lamp Shade Maker
ISCO 2008 7317 Handicraft Workers in Wood, Basketry and Related Materials
NIC 2008 23103 Manufacture of hollow glassware (bottles, jars etc.) for the conveyance or packing of goods
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available
Not available
REFERENCES 
1
National Classification of Occupations Division 7
2
http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew​
3
http://www.paycheck.in/main/salary/salary-checker-1?job-id=7318010000000#/
4http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/helper-trainee-ss-premier-jobs-in-chennai-for-asian-manpower-staffing-solution-461300.htm​
5
http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-7.pdf
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