Automotive Spray Painter

Painting Specialist

Painting Process Manager

Automotive Body Painter

Minimum ? Diploma in Painting Technology/Mechanical Engineering

Certified training for Painting & Surface Treatment Shift In Charge (programme aligned to ASC/Q 3306 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Paint Shop Experience: 12-15 years (ITI background) and 4-5 years (diploma background)

The tasks a Painting & Surface Treatment Shift In Charge is expected to perform include:

Supervising painting processes like surface treatment, preparation and top coat on different types of metallic frames, structures, jigs, plates, sheets, etc.

Managing operations for a line or a shift to fulfil the production plan as shared with the team

Knowledge of raw materials, various chemicals and additives used in the process and potential hazards attached to them

Knowledge of norms to handle and discharging the paint and sludge

Knowledge of the electrolyte solution and its various properties

Knowledge of tools, jigs and fixtures, their usage and maintenance

Proficiency in operating in both, automatic and manual mode

Knowledge of hazards involved in process operations like exposure to chemicals, etc.

Proficiency in handling electrical equipment and circuits, rectifiers and control panel, etc.

Proficiency in measuring the correct specifications of the output in terms of thickness, hardness, adhesion and durability, etc.

Ability to visualize the final product output and decide on the process parameters

Knowledge of various national and international painting standards used in the automotive sector in India

Proficiency in reading and interpreting sketches and engineering drawings

Knowledge of the health, safety and environment norms associated with the paint shop

Knowledge of defects that may arise due to improper manufacturing and the impact of defect on product performance

Knowledge of the usage of measurement tools like Vernier callipers, micrometers, rulers, scales, weighing machines, etc.

Knowledge of robotics, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operations, data acquisitions systems, automatic recording instruments

Good vision

No colour blindness

Non-allergic to chemicals, paints and thinner

ERP skills

Good hand and eye coordination

Training in the latest painting techniques available in the market, 5S and safety aspects, problem solving techniques, quality management systems, team management skills, IT and ERP awareness

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

Knowledge of business correspondence tools like Email, MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Power Point), etc.

Time management skills

Listening skills

Training skills

Motivational skills

Quality management skills

Needs one to be on their toes

May need to handle a team

Travelling is not a part of the job

Part-time work may be available

Work from home option may not be available

Working hours

Working hours include 7/8 hours per day for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

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

This job is considered mildly dangerous and hazardous

One may develop occupational hazards like irritation in the nose and throat, asthma, nausea, minor shocks, etc.

Health risks include exposure to paints, sprays and chemicals like xylene, acetone, carbon black, etc.

For candidates with 5-7 years of experience -INR40,000 toINR50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size of the Automotive Sector in India

The cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the Indian automobile industry during the period April 2000?August 2014 was recorded at USD 10,119.68 million, as per data by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing gross domestic product (GDP).

Employment Scenario of the 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 60to 70%).

Future Trends of the 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 firm UBS suggested that the Indian auto industry, riding on trends like the upcoming festival season and 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.

4 wheeler service centres across India

2 & 3 wheeler service centres across India

Service centres and local mechanic workshops across India

Towns and cities across India

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Transvahan Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.


Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management

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