Automobile Prototyping


Minimum ? B.E/B. Tech (Mechanical/Automobile Engineering)

Certified training for Prototyping Engineer (programme aligned to ASC/ Q 8301 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

2-3 years? in Research and Development for a candidate with B.E.

The tasks a Prototyping Engineer is expected to perform include:

Understanding the requirement, necessary processes, equipment used and the required output

Cleaning and preparing the surface, machine, auxiliary apparatus and installing metal parts on the manufacturing and assembling machine

Performing prototyping from the 2D drawings and vehicle model

Creating and sustaining a safe, clean and environment-friendly workplace

Maintaining the sorting, streamlining, storage, standardization and sustenance standard across the premise

In-depth understanding of prototyping, testing, homologation and validation process

Knowledge of computer tools, information systems and simulation software used in prototyping

Ability to operate various machining-related tools

Ability to read and interpret various 2D, 3D and line sketch drawings Ability to visualize the final product output

Thorough knowledge of processes pre and post prototyping

Training in

Basic prototyping techniques

Automotive sector regulations

5S and safety

Problem solving

Quality management

Team management skills

High energy

Co-ordination and interpersonal skills

Good analytical and reasoningskills


Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required. However this may vary from company to company

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 8 hours everyday for 5 days a week

Role may include working in shifts and occasional overtime

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like respirator disorder, accidents, injury due to sharp objects, burns, gas leak, electricity, etc.

Health risks include constant exposure to dust, gases, chemicals, etc.

Below 3 years? experience -INR12,000 toINR20,000 per month

3-5 years? and above of experience -INR25,000 toINR75,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Indian Automotive Industry: The Way Forward1

The growth of Indian Auto Component Industry in the little over first decade of the 21st Century is phenomenal. The Industry transformed gradually in stages from serving just Indian market ? majority to replacement market - to global OEMs and replacement market. The Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has significance for global recognition and has an impact on GDP. It has a supporting role in the growth of Indian Automobile Sector and in future as per Automotive Plan 2006-16, Vision 2020:21 and Automotive Sector five year plan (2012 ? 17) as projected by Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. The growth of this sub sector has a bearing on the developments and growth of Indian Automobile Industry rather it is dependent on Automobile Industry growth ? Locally and worldwide ? expanding and aftermarket. This research paper highlights the growth of Indian Auto Component Industry relating with Investments and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Equity inflows, drawing comparison with the developments and growth of Indian Automobile Industry, more specifically to Two Wheelers, Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicle ? Domestic Sales and Export earnings.

Future Trends of the Indian Automotive Industry2

The liberalization of the Indian industry saw significant growth in the Indian Automotive Industry. Today, the Indian Automotive Industry is a significant contributor to the Indian economy, contributing nearly 5% to the country?s GDP and about 17-18% to the kitty of indirect taxes to the Government, while investment outlay stood over Rs. 83,500 crore in 2008-09. With its wide penetration and strong influence on the country?s economic and industrial development, the auto sector is indeed one of the major drivers of our economy. Moreover, economic liberalization coupled with its technological, cost and manpower advantage have made India one of the prime business destination for many global automotive players.With its strong influence on the country?s economic and industrial development it is indeed one of the major drivers of our economy. Moreover, economic liberalization coupled with its technological, cost and manpower advantage have made India one of the prime business destination for many global automotive players. The sector has moderate direct employment and significant indirect employment; it is estimated that the sector provides direct and indirect employment to over 13 million people.

Automobile and Auto Ancillary Industry Trends3

The Automotive Mission Plan for the period of 2006-2016 aims to make India emerge as a global automotive hub. The idea is to make India as the destination choice for design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components, with outputs soaring to reach US$ 145 billion which is basically accounting for more than 10% of the GDP. This would also provide further employment to over 25 million people by 2016 making the automobile the sunrise sector of the economy.

According to the Confederation of Indian Industry, the automobile sector currently employs over 80 lac people. An extension in production in the automobile industry is forecasted, it is likely to rise to Rs. 600000 crore by 2016.

Automotive manufacturing companies

Automotive products and systems manufacturers

Areas where automotive companies have their set-up

Cities across India