Tool Engineer

Minimum Diploma in Mechanical

Minimum experience of 6 to 8 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Tool Engineer is expected to perform include:

Designing and supervising the manufacture of tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, cutters and other mechanical equipment

Feeding and managing the speed of tools and machines being used

Ensuring the hardness and finish of the products prescribed as per the desired standard of accuracy

Calculating the sizes of tools from the drawings or samples and also determining the materials to be used

Observing the work and checking it at the different stages of production such as machining, feeling, hardening, tempering, grinding, lapping, etc.

Ensuring precision while using instruments such as micrometres, Vernier, slip gauges, sine-bar, shadow-graph, hardness testing machine, etc.

Examining the used tools, gauges, fixers, cutters, etc. to determine if they can be further used again

Performing minor repairs such as replacement of the component, hardening, tipping (brazing or welding of steel), etc. and getting them reconditioned, if possible

Skilled in using the latest technology to enable the functioning of tools/dies and related manufacturing processes for existing and new products

Proficient in judging the hardness and the correct tampering temperatures

Proficient in updating or redesigning the existing tooling/dies to improve performance

Ability to utilize 2D and 3D Cad/Cam software to develop prints, models and CNC programs

Knowledge of instruments such as micrometres, Vernier, slip gauges, sine-bar, shadow-graph, hardness testing machine, etc.

Ability to certify the conformity to precision standards

Physically fit

Not applicable

Ability to handle pressure

Team player


Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

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 those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For candidates with experience - INR 12,000 to INR 19,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Manufacturing Industry in India

The capital goods and manufacturing industry in India is a strong, resilient and vibrant sector. A robust manufacturing sector is an essential element of the Indian growth story. It is particularly important in ensuring employment for a large and growing working age population. Manufacturing, which is currently 15% of the GDP, needs to become 2-3% higher than the GDP, in order to make a significant contribution to our economy in terms of employment generation.

In 2011-12 the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 500,000 crore, domestic demand was valued at 2,35,000 crore and exports were valued at 2,65,000 crore.

The Government of India has announced a national manufacturing policy with the objective of enhancing the share of manufacturing in GDP by 25% within a decade, thereby creating 100 million jobs. It seeks to empower the rural youth by imparting all the necessary skill sets to make them employed. So, this sector will have a lot of demand for a Tool Engineer in the present as well as in the future.

Manufacturing units

Tool making units

Cities and towns across India