Jig and Fixture Maker

The tasks a Jig and Fixture Maker is expected to perform include:

Making and repairing jigs and fixtures for mass production work

Studying drawings and checking dimensions and other specifications of the sample to calculate working details

Making different parts of required jig or fixture by cutting, filing, machining, grinding, scraping, drilling, screwing, etc.

Finishing the product to required dimensions

Hardening and tempering necessary parts to ensure that they do not get de-moulded

Assembling the parts of the jigs in proper sequence

Checking fitting of jig and fixture at each stage while assembling to conform to specifications

Testing completed jig or fixture by trial operations to ensure operational efficiency

Knowledge of precision devices used on jig machines

Ability to read drawings of the products

Familiar with the process of jig and fixture making

Knowledge of different components of jigs and fixtures

Proficient in assembling all the components of jigs and fixtures

Not required

Physically fit



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 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

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

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

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 8,000 to INR 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Manufacturing Sector in IndiaAccording to a report by Mckinsey and Company, India?s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country?s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs, by 2025.Business conditions in the Indian manufacturing sector continued to improve in October, 2014 fuelled by accelerated growth of output and new orders according to the HSBC India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data.The Government of India has taken several initiatives to promote a healthy environment for the growth of manufacturing sector in the country. Some of the notable initiatives and developments are:The government has an ambitious plan to locally manufacture as many as 181 products India currently imports at a cost of at least US$ 18.1 billion. The government is expected to come up with a separate set of labour laws governing the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector which forms the backbone of the manufacturing sector. Once implemented, the new labour laws will provide the ease to do business in India and will also help effectively manage labour unrest and industrial strife and lead to new entrepreneurs entering the manufacturing sector.Road AheadThe manufacturing sector in India is an attractive hub for foreign investments. As the manufacturing sector grows, so will the opportunity for Jig and Fixture Marker.

Manufacturing units across sectors

Cities and towns across India