Tool Making Overseer

Tool Making Controller

Mold Maker

Tool Fitter

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

Supervising the manufactures of jigs, fixtures, form, cutters, (special type of cutting tools) , dies, gauges and other tools and ensuring production within prescribed finish and tolerance

Studying the drawings, consulting Tool Engineer, if necessary, and planning lay out of work

Detailing workers according to the prescribed tolerance and type of tool to be made and instructing them on specifications and standard of work required

Checking the marking, filing, drilling, machining, grinding, and other operations according to type of tool being made and guides workers as necessary

Measuring the work at every stage of production with precision instruments

Suggesting operations and getting defects removed wherever noticed

Checking the completed tool

Conducting reconditioning and repairs of used tool and puts them on production after trial run

Keeping tools, machines, equipment and instruments in perfect working order and checking their efficiency for precision working from time to time

Maintaining log book and other records and suggesting design or operational modifications where desired

Knowledge of tool making process and its various stages

Knowledge of forging, welding, heat-treating, and finishing of the metal

Well-versed with using manually controlled machine tools (such as lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, and jig grinders), power tools (such as die grinders and rotary tools), and hand tools (such as files and honing stones)

Proficient with IT skills

Ability to make and maintain dies

Ability to design simple tools

Attention to detail

Physically fit

Technical ability

Problem solving skills

Creative bend of mind

Good mathematical skills

Good hand-eye coordination

It requires one to be on their feet

Need to handle a team of workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Tool manufacturing companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include general fatigue, nausea, burns, cuts and wounds, respiratory disorder, vision and hearing problems, fever, etc.

Health risks include exposure to loud noise, harmful levels of asbestos particulate matter from metal, hazardous metal-fumes caused by burning of metal, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 9,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 5 yearsof experience or more - INR 16,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Industry Outlook of Iron and Steel Sector

India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. Presently, the Indian steel industry employs around 500,000 people while the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialisation throughout the country.

Global and Local production trends indicate a positive outlook for the sector in the long run. India is the fourth largest Crude Steel producer in the world with an estimated production of 76.7 million tonnes. Steel production figure stood at 14 million tonnes in 1991 and doubled in the 10 next years.

The industry has been growing at a 5 year CAGR of 8.4% and has accounted for 5% of world?s total production. It is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Though employment had been decreasing post liberalization, this trend has started changing with an increase in the number of producing units.

Tools manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India