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Machine Man, Sheet Glass

Aliases: Sheet Glass Machine Operator, Sheet Glass Drawer Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Glass and Ceramics


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Machine Man, Sheet Glass is expected to perform include:

  • Setting and operating the glass-drawing machine that produces continuous sheets of window glass and other flat glass
  • Switching on the heating apparatus in the machine to raise the temperature to the level of plastic glass to prevent breakage
  • Adjusting and setting in position the asbestos rollers in the machine through which the plastic glass is to pass
  • Starting the machine so that the plastic glass flows in from the furnace end
  • Adjusting and regulating the speed and position of the rollers to prevent the warping and breakage of the glass sheets and to obtain glass sheets of desired thickness
  • Removing broken and defective portions of the rolled sheets
  • Cleaning and oiling the machine and carrying out running repairs​
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 9/10 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 may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, diploma in mechanical

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Detailed knowledge of operating electric kilns that heat and mould glass sheets 
  • Ability to set-up glass and adjust the product finishing machines
  • Proficient in cleaning, oiling and repairing machines
  • Well-versed in removing broken and defective portions of the rolled sheets
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Creative skills
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Institutes providing diploma in mechanical 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 

www.dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/CTS_Operator_adv_machine_tool.pdf​​

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Helper → Machine Man, Sheet Glass  Process Supervisor → Process Manager

The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 18,000 to Rs 23,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change​
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 3-5 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4

Glass manufacturing companies

KEYWORDS 
  • Sheet Glass Operator
  • Glass Drawing Machine Operator
  • Glass Machinist
  • Glass Technician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8181.0200 Machine Man, Sheet Glass
ISCO 2008 8181 Glass and Ceramics Plant Operators
NIC 2008 23101 Manufacture of glass in primary or semi-manufactured forms (such as sheets & plate glass) including mirror sheets and wired, coloured, tinted, toughened or laminated glass
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
REFERENCES 
1
National Classification of Occupations Division 8
2
http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew​
3
www.paycheck.in/main/salary/salary-checker-1?job-id=7315010000000#/​
4
http://www.piramalglass.com/careers/opportunities.html 
5
http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-8.pdf
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