Metal Marker

Minimum ITI Diploma

Minimum experience of 4 to 9 years in relevant field

The tasks a Tool Maker is expected to perform include:

Making cutting and press tools, gauges, simple jigs, fixtures, etc. mainly for use in machines

Studying drawings, samples and other specifications of tool or gauge to be made

Selecting required type of metal or alloy and marking it for various operations, using verneir height gauges, sine plate, etc.

Cutting, filing, grinding, scraping or shaping metal to specified dimensions

Checking it while working with measuring instruments such as micro-meter, Vernier, gauges, face plate, etc.

Annealing, shaping, hardening and tempering cutting tools to ensure correct cutting angles, clearances, etc. according to specifications

Assembling finished objects and checking accuracy with precision measuring instruments and shadow graph to ensure desired performance

Calibrating and adjusting tools and gauges, where required

Guiding brazing of tips to stalks and finishing them to make tip tools

Designing, repairing and reconditioning tools for further use

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, specifications or CAD and CAM files for making tools and dies

Efficient in computing and verifying dimensions, sizes, shapes and tolerances of work-pieces

Skilled in setting up, operating and disassembling conventional, manual and computer-numeric controlled (CNC) machine tools

Proficient in filing, grinding and adjusting parts so that they fit together properly

Knowledge of how to test completed tools and dies to ensure that they meet specifications

Skilled in smoothening and polishing the surfaces of tools and dies

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Training certificate in metal forging technology

Good communication skills

Attention to detail

Physically fit

Creative thinker

Manual dexterity

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 maybe 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 in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsNo

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

For candidates with experience ofmorethan2years INR 25,000 to INR 48,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth in the Capital Goods & Manufacturing, Construction, Iron & Steel and Related Sectors

According to The Foundry Informatics Centre, the Indian metal casting (Foundry industry) is well established and produce around 9.344 Million MT of various grades of Castings as per International standards. The various types of castings which are produced are ferrous, non ferrous, aluminium alloy, graded cast iron, ductile iron, steel, etc. A large variety of metals is used for numerous applications in automobiles, railways, pumps compressors & valves, diesel engines, cement/electrical/textile machinery, aeroand sanitary pipes & fittings, etc. The industry directly employs about 5,00,000 people and indirectly about 1,50,000 people and is labour intensive. The rising demand for metal and metal products across sectors has presented tremendous employment opportunities for Tool Makers in India.

Foundry and welding units

Manufacturing units

Automotive factories

Cities and towns across India