Assembly Line Machine Operator

Assembly Line Worker


Machine Operator

Assembly Operator

Minimum ? ITI Mechanical graduate

Certified training for Assembly Line Supervisor (programme aligned to ASC / Q 3602 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Assembly experience of 10-12 years for candidates with ITI backgrounds and 2-3 years for candidates with diploma backgrounds

The tasks an Assembly Line Supervisor is expected to perform include:

Supervising the Assembly Line Fitters for the assembly of electrical and mechanical components used in the automotive

industry/assembly of vehicles in the production line

Guiding Operators and Technicians in the completion of assigned tasks

Maintaining records related to production, rejections, material movement and manpower productivity for a line/shift

Maintaining a safe and healthy working environment on the shop floor

Knowledge of the different types of assembling processes and component storage process (kitting)

Knowledge of the different equipment and components used in the assembly process like bolts, nuts, screws, wires, etc.

Proficiency in operating the equipment both in automatic and manual mode

Knowledge of various problem solving tools like 7QC, Why Analysis, Brain Storming, etc.

Proficiency in reading and interpreting torqueing charts and usage of torque metres

Familiarity with the impact of various assembly processes like bolting, torqueing, tightening, fitting, greasing, hammering, sealing, clamping on the final

component, etc.

Knowledge of the methods of reading and interpreting the various gauges, metres, graphs, dials, etc.

Proficiency in visualizing the final product output and conducting quality verification tests

Familiarity with engineering drawings, sketches, control plan and work instructions in the plant

Knowledge of the metallurgical and chemical properties of the material involved

Steady arms and hands

Near vision

Training in the latest assembly tools and techniques, 5S and safety aspects, problem-solving techniques, quality management systems, team management skills, IT and ERP awareness

Eye for detail

Good communication skills

Problem-solving skills

Analytical skills

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 7/8 hours per day for 7 days a week

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

One may develop occupational hazards like injuries, shoulder pain, back ache, etc.

Health risks include exposure to sharp equipment etc.

For candidates with experience ?INR10,000 toINR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of 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 investment outlay stood over `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 Automotive Sector

India is currently the sixth largest passenger car producer in the world with an annual turnover of around 55 billion USD in FY 2013 and employs around 18.5 million people (directly and indirectly). Direct employment includes personnel working with automobile OEMs and auto component manufacturers (about 30% to 40%). Indirect employment includes personnel working in enabling industries such as vehicle finance and insurance, vehicle repair, vehicle service stations, vehicle maintenance, vehicle and component dealers, drivers, cleaners, etc. (about 60 to 70%).

Future Trends of Automotive Sector in India

The future of the auto industry depends on the positive sentiments and the demand for vehicles in the market. The Indian auto sector will see a rise in demand which is expected to bring in major growth. An auto dealer survey by the firm UBS suggested that the Indian auto industry, riding on trends like the upcoming festival season and the decline in fuel price, will observe a 12 per cent y-o-y growth in FY15. The Automobile Mission Plan for the period 2006?2016, designed by the government, is aimed at accelerating and sustaining growth in this sector. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Assembly Line Supervisors.

Automobile companies

Auto component companies across India

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and other metro cities across India

Will be updated

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

College of Engineering Pune

R.V. College of Engineering

K J Somaiya College of Engineering

Will be updated