Forging Shop Supervisor

Line Supervisor

Minimum ? ITI Mechanical

Certified training for Forging Shop Supervisor (programme aligned to ASC/Q4502 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Forging line experience of 10 ? 12 years for candidates with ITI training or 2 ? 3 years for candidates with diplomas

The tasks a Forging Shop Supervisor is expected to perform include:Supervising various kinds of forging processes to create well-formed metal

Managing end to end process to ensure that the metal is forged into the desired shape, size and physical properties

Maintaining process parameters by conducting quality checks on output product

Deploying manpower as per the requirement

Guiding operatives and technicians to complete the assigned task

Maintaining records related to production, rejections, material movement and manpower productivity

Knowledge of different types of forging processes and their respective operating parameters

Knowledge of the metallurgical properties of the material used

Knowledge of dimensions pertinent to forging operations

Familiar with different types of dies to be used for forging operations and their setting up mechanism

Knowledge of different parameters pertinent to pressing process like cycle time, force applied, gear and pinion movements, friction, torque, etc.Familiar with forging defects and how they can be prevented

Skilled in working with measuring instruments like vernier callipers, micrometres, gauges, etc.Basic knowledge of geometric dimensions and tolerances

Knowledge of various problems solving tools like 7QC, Why Why Analysis, Brain storming for data collection and review in 8D techniques

Skilled in operating forging equipment in automatic and manual mode

Abreast with the latest forging techniques available in the market

Training in working of presses and dies Training in 5S and safety aspects

Training in quality management systems

Knowledge of IT and ERP packages

Will be updated

Physically fit


Problem-solving skills


Team management skills

Good co-ordination skills


Analytic thinker


Manual dexterity

Possess leadership qualities Good listener

It is not a desk job

Need tohandle a team of operatives and technicians

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

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

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Will be updated

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Occupational hazards include injury to body while using equipment, exposure to extreme temperatures, etc.

For candidates with experience - INR 15,000 to INR 50,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Automotive Industry in India

In India, automotive is one of the largest industries showing impressive growth over the years and has been significantly making increasing contribution to overall industrial development in the country. Presently, India is the world's second largest manufacturer of two wheelers, fifth largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles as well as largest manufacturer of tractors. It is the fourth largest passenger car market in Asia as well as a home to the largest motor cycle manufacturer.

The Indian automotive industry has already attained a turnover of?1,65,000 crore (34 billion USD) and has provided direct and indirect employment to 1.31 crore people in the country. The announcement of 'Automotive Mission Plan' for the period of 2006-2016 is a major step taken to make India a global automotive hub. The mission aims to make India emerge as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components, with output reaching a level of US$ 145 billion (accounting for more than 10% of the GDP) and providing additional employment to 25 million people by 2016. The increase in manufacturing in automotive sector will ensure more jobs for shop operators and Forging Shop Supervisors.

Automotive manufacturing units

Auto parts manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India