Automotive Spray Painting

Painting Specialist

Painting Process Manager

Automotive Body Painter

Minimum ? ITI graduate with Mechanical/Painting Technology

Certified training for Painting Supervisor (programme aligned to ASC/Q 3305 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Paint shop experience: 10-12 years for candidates with an ITI background and 2-3 year?s experience for candidates with a diploma background

The tasks a Painting Supervisor is expected to perform include: Supervising painting processes like surface treatment, preparation, etc.Supervising top coat on different types of metallic frames, structures, jigs, 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

Familiar with norms to handle and discharging the paint and sludge

Knowledge of the electrolyte solution and its various properties

Proficiency in operating equipment in both automatic and manual mode

Well-versed with the handling of electrical equipment and circuits, rectifiers and control panel, etc.

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

Familiarity with visualizing the final product output and deciding on the process parameters

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

Proficiency in reading and interpreting sketches and engineering drawings

Well-versed with the safety norms associated with the paint shop

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

Good vision

Non-allergic to chemicals, paints and thinner

ERP skills

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

Familiar with the usage of measurement tools like vernier, calipers, micrometres, rulers, scales, weighing machines, etc.

Time management skills

Good listening and grievance handling skills


It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team of Painters

Travelling is not a part of the job

Part-time work maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours per day for 5/6 days a week

Shift system is available

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

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, chemicals like xylene, acetone, carbon black etc.

For candidates with experience -INR30,000 toINR40,000 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).

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.

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 60 to 70%).

4 wheeler service centres 2 & 3 wheeler service centres Service centres and local mechanic workshops across India

Cities across India

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Transvahan Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.


Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management

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