Sheet Metal Worker

Minimum ? 10th standard pass

Minimum experience of 1 to 4 years in relevant field

The tasks a Sheet Metal Worker, Structural is expected to perform include:Assembling, altering and repairing prefabricated sheet metal sections according to specifications

Drilling, riveting, trimming and soldering the metal sheets to form body structures of motor vehicles, aircraft, water tanks, etc.Studying drawings, blueprints and other specifications

Selecting and measuring prefabricated metal sheets and marking positions to indicate joints, bends, etc.Punching holes, trimming and bending metal sheets to required shape and size

Skilled in metal sheet assembly, alteration and repairs

Knowledge of various metal sections, joints and components

Proficiency in performing various mechanical processes such as drilling, riveting, trimming, soldering, etc.Knowledge of application of metal sheets to produce motor vehicles, aero space products, sea vessels, water tanks, etc.Efficient in interpreting drawings, blueprints, plans and other specifications

Knowledge of the appropriate size, shape, form and thickness of metal sheets

Skilled in the use of measuring equipments, hand tools, welding machines, etc.Equipped to perform on-the-spot welding and emergency fixes

Will be updated

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Good hand-eye co-ordination and stability

Patient predisposition

Team player


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

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 fromcompany to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, fumes, burns, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using sharp tools and high speed equipment, burns, falls from ladders, etc.

For candidates with experience ? INR 14,000 to INR 18,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Automotive Industry in India

The automotive industry in India is one of the largest automotive markets in the world. Chennai is home to around 35 - 40% of India's total automobile industry and for this reason it is known as the Detroit of Asia. It is on the way to become the world's largest auto hub by 2016 with a capacity of over 3 million cars annually.

The Capital Goods and Manufacturing, Construction, Iron and Steel sector is vital for the economy as:

The domestic and international demand is increasing every year

The steel industry is growing at a rapid pace to meet the increasing requirements

This sector is an important destination for foreign direct investment (FDI)

With the increasing growth of the automotive sector, India is considered as one of the most upcoming potential markets for metalwork and welding. This indicates increased job opportunities for Sheet Metal Worker, Structural and others.

Automobile manufacturing companies

Construction companies

Infrastructure industry

Manufacturing units

Aerospace products manufacturers

Cities and towns across India