The tasks a Tinsmith is expected to perform include:

Making new cart lamps and containers from thin mild steel

Repairing old funnels, oil cans, siphons, etc. by using galvanised sheets

Working on the lines of the samples or instructions given

Catering to needs of both, commercial and domestic use

Measuring the samples given with foot rule and callipers

Selecting the best available metal sheet, marking and cutting to achieve the desired results

Selecting marks and cuts accordingly, with the hand scissors

Developing sheets into the required shape by beating and bending

Efficient in making products from metal sheets

Skilled in beating and bending by making use of mallet, rods, patterns, rails, stakes, etc.

Skilled at soldering joints

Proficient in securing joints by seaming or riveting

Skilled in testing the finished product for leakage

Knowledge of different types of metal sheets, their characteristics and usage

Not required



Ability to work independently


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 from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers INR5,000 to INR 6,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Manufacturing Industry in India

CII has branded the Capital Goods and Manufacturing industry in India as a strong, resilient and vibrant manufacturing sector. In 2011-12, the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 5,00,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2,35,000 crore and the exports were valued at 2,65,000 crore.

As per IBEF (Indian Brand Equity Foundation), 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. It is said that these numbers are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country. The Government has set up an inter ministerial group (IMG) in the Steel Ministry for effective coordination and expediting implementation of various investment projects in the steel sector.

Considering all this, it is safe to state that this sector is bound to grow in the next few years, and so the job profile of a Tinsmith will witness a lot of growth in the future too.

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