Forging Worker


Minimum ? ITI graduate

Certified training for Forging Operator (programme aligned to ASC/Q 4501 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Minimum experience of 2-3 years in forgingMinimum experience of 2-3 years of working as a Level 3 Forging Technician

The tasks a Forging Operator is expected to perform include:

Managing specifications of metal bars

Setting and operating machinery for forging

Delivering output as per the required specifications

In-depth understanding of the job requirements and related processes

Efficiency in performing pre-forging operations

Skilled in forging-related operations

Proficiency in monitoring the process parameters

Efficiency in performing post forging operations

Knowledge of conducting quality checks and inspection of the finished products

Ability to maintain a safe and healthy working environment at the workplace

Ability to maintain the 5s at the work premises

Knowledge of the latest technological advancements

Physically fit

Manual dexterity


Higher secondary education

Knowledge of the latest forging techniques and methodologies

Familiarity with the metallurgical properties of materials

Basic reading and writing skills

Good communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Team player


Self-directed learner


Technical bend of mind

Attention to detail

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of Floor Technicians or Forgers

Local travelling is not part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Overtime is common Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible.Shift system maybe applicable

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

One may develop occupational hazards like physical and mental strain, uncomfortable positions, etc.

Health risks include constant contact with machinery parts, sharp tools and wires, equipment, exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, spirits, grease, oils, odours, etc.

For daily wage worker ?INR91 toINR250 per day

For freshers ?INR6,000 toINR8,000 per month

For candidates with experience of 3 - 4 years -INR10,000 toINR16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Importance of Forging Activities in the Indian Automotive Sector

Due to the safety requirements imposed by the automotive manufacturers, improved toughness became a major requirement for micro-alloyed forging steel.

These developments paved the way for V-Ti micro-alloyed 38MnSiVS5 + Ti steel in a forged condition to achieve the yield strength of 670 Mpa, ultimate tensile strength of 900 Mpa with room temperature toughness of min. 40 J.

This improvement in toughness is attributed to a combination of V, Ti and N. Vanadium coupled with high nitrogen level and stoichiometric Ti : N ratio resulted in producing a very useful strength ? toughness combination.

The recent development of low carbon micro-alloyed steels in a direct quenched condition have attracted the attention of automotive manufacturers in view of their fulfilling properties without post forge heat treatment, amenability to surface treatments such as induction hardening/nitriding and generation of properties over large section sizes and uniformity across the cross section. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Forging Operators.

Factories and manufacturing units across India

Vehicle manufacturing plants across India

Foundries across India

Iron and steel mills across India

Cities across India