Automotive Concept Designer

Automotive Designer Metal Modeller

Automotive Stylist

Minimum ? For Digital Data and Mock Up ? DET/ B.E/ B.Tech in Automobile/ Mechanical/ Mechatronics

Bachelor's degree in fine arts and sculpturing

Modeller with experience in clay modelling, fine arts, sculptures, hand skills

Certified training for Modeller (programme aligned to ASC/Q8101 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

4-5 years in R&D automobile modelling activities

The tasks a Modeller is expected to perform include:

Visualizing the final product

Developing clay models from the design

Transforming the sketch into digital data i.e. three dimensional shapes, and building a mock-up which is as close as possible to the real object

Generating styling ideas

Creating aesthetically appealing representations

Knowledge of fine arts, sculpturing and hand skills for clay modelling

Knowledge of the fundamentals of machines and mechanics

Proficiency in the application of relevant principles of functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics, etc.

Proficiency in the mixing of raw materials for sculpturing/modelling and with the uniform application of raw materials

Knowledge of the different materials/chemical processes used in product design

Knowledge of the metallurgical properties of metals used for different processes

Knowledge of the methods of using instruments like Vernier callipers, micrometres, rulers and other inspection tools

Proficiency in reading and interpreting sketches and engineering drawings

Proficiency in visually representing the final product output and ability to decide on the key steps to be followed

Training in CAD/CAE System Application

Clay modelling ? Training in fine arts, sculptures, hand skills

Training in I-DEAS software application, milling, operations of the CNC machine, SPMs

Well-versed with the latest trends in the automotive industry

Training on ergonomics, problem solving skills, safety & 5S

Knowledge of the latest technologies and regulations in auto industry

Creative thinking skills


Problem solving skills

Effective decision making ability

Good mathematical and analytical skills Sculpturing skills


It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Travelling is not a part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs may not be available

Work from home option may not be available

Working hours

Working hours include 8/9 hours per day for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company.Shift system is not available.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

One may develop occupational hazards like minor injuries, fatigue, respiratory allergies, skin dryness, etc.

Health risks include exposure to sharp materials, chemicals, ceramics, etc.

For freshers -INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more -INR20,000 toINR30,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more -INR30,000 toINR40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Automotive Sector in India

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 the 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.

Employment Scenario of the Automotive Sector

The automotive industry employs 200,000 persons in vehicle manufacturing, 250,000 in component companies and 10 million at different levels of the value chain?both through backward and forward linkages. The expected growth in investments and output of India?s automotive sector during the next 10 years will create further employment opportunities in the country. An additional 25 million jobs are likely to be created by way of both direct and indirect employment in automotive companies and in other parts of the vehicle value chain such as servicing, repairs, sales and distribution chains.

Vision of AMP(2006-2016) in India

The vision of the Automobile Mission Plan (AMP 2006-2016) is ?To emerge as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components with output reaching a level of USD 145 billion, accounting for more than 10% of the GDP and providing further additional employment to 25 million people by 2016.?

Automobile companies across India

2 & 3 wheeler service centres across India

Service centres and local mechanic workshops across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

PSG College of Technology

National Institute of Design

Maeer?s MIT Institute of Design

DYPDC Center for Automotive Research and Studies