Pattern Marker

Pattern Master

The tasks a Pattern Marker, Metal Foundry is expected to perform include:Making and repairing metal patterns for making moulds for casting metals

Studying drawings of the pattern to be made Understanding other specifications, to calculate shrinkage allowances of moulds

Shaping metal casts after selecting metal from stock and marking it off

Grinding and smoothening metals to shape them in the required dimensions

Measuring object (pattern) frequently to ensure correct shape and size

Assembling pattern parts by screwing, soldering or fixing them together

Checking the completed pattern for accuracy Making the necessary alterations in case of broken or damaged patterns

Proficient in making metal patterns Ability to read drawings of the products

Knowledge of different types of metals and their properties

Knowledge of working with callipers, foot rule, gauges, etc.Proficient in checking the final product for conformation to the specifications

NAC/NTC issued by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) in Moulder, Foundryman



Ability to work independently



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 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 in some companies

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

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

For freshers ?INR5,200 toINR20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Manufacturing Industry in India

CII has referred the Capital goods and Manufacturing industry in India as a strong, resilient and vibrant manufacturing sector. In 2011-12, the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 500,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2, 35,000 crore and the exports were valued at 2, 65,000 crore.

As per IBEF (Indian Brand Equity Foundation), India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. Presently, the Indian steel industry employs around 500,000 people while the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. it is said that these numbers are expected to rise with increased industrialisation throughout the country. The Government has set up an inter ministerial group (IMG) in the Steel Ministry for effective coordination and expediting implementation of various investment projects in the steel sector.

The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent this year and will touch a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent after FY17. Also, the recently released Union Budget 2014?15 has paved the way for the development of the Indian steel sector with proposals for the construction of 100 smart cities.

Considering all this it is safe to state that this sector is bound to increase in the coming time and so the job profile of a Pattern Marker, Metal Foundry will witness a lot of growth in the future.

Manufacturing units

Repairing units

Cities and towns across India