Machine Tool Operations Supervisor and Foreman

Minimum Diploma/B.E./B.Tech. (Mechanical)

Minimum experience of 2 to 3 years in the relevant field

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Machine Tool Operations is expected to perform include:

Supervising various machining and grinding operations

Ensuring production to the required specifications

Studying the drawings and planning the layout of work according to machine capacity

Arranging for material, tools, cutters, jigs, fixtures, etc.

Distributing work and explaining all the working details to respective machine operators

Guiding the setting of machines

Checking the trial piece and ensuring correct operations

Watching and measuring work at different stages of production

Getting all the defects removed, wherever noticed

Keeping all the machines, tools and equipment in good working condition

Preventing wastage of materials

Serving as liaison between workers and management

Maintaining necessary records and registers

Skilled in supervising various machining and grinding operations

Knowledge of standards and specifications of the production levels

Ability to study the drawings of layout of the machinery

Knowledge of logistics management

Knowledge of setting and maintaining the machines

Skilled in keeping proper records and registers

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Leadership skills



Team player

Negotiation skills

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of machine operators

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 not considered hazardous or dangerous

For candidates with experience - INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 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 manufacturing 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, currently at 15% of GDP, needs to grow at a rate that is 2-3% higher than GDP, in order to make a significant contribution to our economy and towards employment generation.

In 2011-12, the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 5,00,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2,35,000 crore and the 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 rural youth by imparting all the necessary skills set to make them employed. So, this sector will have a lot of demand for a Supervisor and Foreman, Machine Tool Operations in the present as well as in the future.

Manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India