Die Sinker

Tool and Die Maker

Minimum ? ITI Diploma

Minimum experience of 1 ? 5 years in relevant area

The tasks a Die Sinker, Hand is expected to perform include:Making metal dies in two halves for manufacture of metal and synthetic components

Studying samples or drawings of dies to be made

Selecting right type of metal or alloy rough, to cast blocks

Finishing one surface of each block ground

Marking one block to indicate position, size and shape of die to be cut

Marking and removing metal to form one half of die to be made

Measuring amount of metal removed, repeatedly

Transferring markings to other die block and shaping it in similar manner to form other half of die

Taking lead casting of complete die formed and measuring it for dimensions

Making alternations in die halves, if required Ensuring that product formed conforms to prescribed specifications

Tempering die halves and finishing them by grinding

Setting them in machine and stamping or forging some trial pieces to ensure correct formation

Ability to read drawings of the products

Knowledge of marking and measuring the dimensions of the products

Knowledge of different types of metals and their properties

Skilled in working with gauges and other measuring tools

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

Competent in machine and tool maintenance

Equipped in using fine chisels, hand tools, machine,scrapers,etc.

Skilled in using different types of chisels, scrapers, etc.

Will be updated

Physically fit



Manual dexterity

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job profile

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.

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 make it easier 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 Sinker, Hand.

Manufacturing industries across sectors

Cities and towns across India