Die Maker

Tool and Die Maker

Minimum ? ITI Diploma

Minimum experience of 1 to 5 years in relevant area

The tasks a Die Maker is expected to perform include:

Making metal dies to prescribed dimension for punching, cutting, forging and forming of metal or synthetic components for mass production

Studying drawings and specifications of dies to be made

Selecting required type of metal or rough cast metal block

Checking dimensions of the intermediate and final products

Setting finished dies in press and cutting some trial pieces to ensure accuracy

Ability to read drawings of the products

Experience in oiling and cleaning the machine

Knowledge of marking and measuring the dimensions of the products

Equipped to work on different die making machines

Basic knowledge of properties of different metals

Skilled in working with gauges and other measuring tools

Ability to operate lathe, milling and shaping machines

Efficient in working with sheet metal presses; plastic moulding machines and pressure die casting machines

Knowledge of heat treatment and surface treatment, press tools, dies, moulds, jigs and fixtures

Competent in machine and tool maintenance

Diploma in tool and die making

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 candidates with experience - INR 12,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Manufacturing Sector in India

According 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.

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 .The manufacturing sector in India is an attractive hub for foreign investments. Several companies have set up or are looking to establish their manufacturing bases in the country.

As the manufacturing sector grows, so will the opportunity for Die Maker.

Manufacturing units across sectors

Cities and towns across India