Formista (ceramics) - Salary and Career
Potters (preparation and manufacture)

Formista (ceramics) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare ceramic putty, develop models, model, shape and burn ceramic pieces. They prepare paints, enamels and varnishes. They enamel, varnish, finish ceramic pieces and classify ceramic products. They work following safety, hygiene, quality and environmental standards.

How much does an Formista (ceramics) earn

A Formista (ceramics) earns between $1.225 and $3.209 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.715 and a median salary of $1.574 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 458 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Formista (ceramics)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.715 20.584 429 8
1º Quartile 1.225 14.700 306 6
Median Salary 1.574 18.889 394 7
3º Quartile 2.447 29.366 612 11
Higher Salary 3.209 38.505 802 15

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • jewelers, glassmakers, potters
      • glassmakers, ceramists
        • potters (preparation and manufacture)

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Main workplaces

Potters (preparation and manufacture) they are primarily engaged in manufacturing companies of non-metallic mineral, recycling and construction products. They can also work in wholesale trade and trade intermediaries. In general, they are salaried workers with a formal contract. In the occupation of ceramist (pedal lathe and motor) it is common to find self-employed professionals. They work individually or in teams, indoors, under occasional supervision or, depending on the occupation, without supervision. They work in day/night shifts or irregular hours. They can be exposed to the action of toxic materials, intense noise and high temperatures.

What does it take to work in the field of Potters (preparation and manufacture)

For the exercise of these occupations, schooling between the fourth and seventh grades of elementary school and a basic professional qualification course of around two hundred class hours is required. The full performance of activities takes between one and two years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Formista (ceramics)

Potters (preparation and manufacture) must:

  • mode and shape ceramic pieces;
  • develop models;
  • firing ceramic pieces;
  • applying enamels and varnishes on ceramic pieces;
  • burning ceramic pieces;
  • classify ceramic products;
  • applying enamels and varnishes to ceramic pieces;
  • mode and shape ceramic parts;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • prepare ceramic dough;
  • running ceramic pieces;
  • prepare paints, glazes and varnishes;
  • model and shape ceramic pieces;
  • rate ceramic products;
  • applying glazes and varnishes to ceramic pieces;
  • preparing paints, glazes and varnishes;
  • modeling and formatting ceramic pieces;
  • perform finishing ceramic pieces;
  • prepare ceramic putty;
  • burn ceramic pieces;
  • prepare paints, enamels and varnishes;
  • sort ceramic products;

  • Activities

    • turn ceramic parts;
    • commit to work;
    • select molds and molds;
    • moulding ceramic putty;
    • test products;
    • operating equipment;
    • work as a team;
    • decorating ceramic pieces;
    • develop initiative;
    • mold mold;
    • demonstrate a sense of organization;
    • download enamel mill;
    • controlling viscosity and density of paints, enamels and varnishes;
    • polishing ceramic pieces;
    • control dimensions and weight of ceramic pieces;
    • perform granulometric analysis;
    • fill the enamel mill;
    • making matrices;
    • select products by shade, dimensions and sounds;
    • testing the compound;
    • grinding components of the enamel mixture;
    • dose the components of the mixture;
    • read and interpret drawings and designs;
    • load mills and mixer;
    • select tools, equipment and utensils;
    • operate atomizer;
    • operate dryer;
    • control apparent density and compaction pressure;
    • remove impurities and bubbles from the dough, manually;
    • fill presses, molds and lathes with ceramic mass;
    • applying compound;
    • control residues, viscosity and density;
    • work safely;
    • correct the compound;
    • install molds and molds;
    • adjust equipment (presses and lathes);
    • controlling the temperature of the ceramic piece;
    • work as a team;
    • deburring ceramic pieces;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • perform filter-pressing and mass extrusion;
    • espojar ceramic pieces;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • drying raw pieces;
    • communicate clearly and objectively;
    • interpret formulas;
    • control the humidity of the ceramic mass;
    • prepare raw materials for molds, models and dies;
    • identify product class;
    • shift products;
    • select molds and forms;
    • make original mold;
    • dose the raw material;
    • act ethically;
    • mixing components for paints and varnishes;
    • deburr ceramic pieces;
    • monitor finish;
    • perform grinding and mixing of raw materials;
    • identify defects;
    • build models;
    • store paints, enamels and varnishes;
    • control the quality of the firing of ceramic pieces;
    • prepare tools;
    • control firing curve;
    • respect norms;
    • monitor finish;
    • update yourself in occupation;
    • control production volume;
    • pack products;
    • analyze data sheet;
    • accompany proof of original mold;
    • store ceramic putty;
    • develop initiative;
    • control dough moisture;
    • compare patterns;
    • control dimensions and weight of the ceramic piece;
    • paste ceramic pieces;
    • unload mill and mixer;
    • supply enamel line;
    • dry original mould;
    • cutting ceramic pieces;
    • operate oven;
    • controlling moisture of the ceramic mass;
    • control application layers;
    • control residual moisture;
    • control drying curve;
    • squaring ceramic pieces;
    • control equipment temperature;

    Sectors that hire Formista (ceramics) the most in the job market

    • manufacture of non-refractory ceramic products
    • manufacture of ceramic artifacts and baked clay for use in construction
    • manufacture of ceramic sanitary material
    • iron and steel foundry
    • slab rigging and execution of works in marble, granite, slate and other stones
    • manufacture of artifacts and concrete, cement, fiber cement, plaster and similar products
    • masonry works
    • manufacture of artifacts of plastic material for use in construction
    • manufacture of precast reinforced concrete structures, in series and on order
    • manufacture of valves, dampers and similar devices, parts and accessories

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