Machine Tool Setter

Tool and Die Setter

Minimum Diploma in Mechanical Field

Minimum experience of 0-1 year as a tool setter

The tasks a Tool Setter, General is expected to perform include:Setting various types of precision metal cutting and grinding machines for machine operators

Studying drawings and other specifications of parts to be made

Fixing metal and cutting tool accurately in position on machine using chucks, jigs and other fixtures

Adjusting machine table, guides, stops and other controls by manual operations

Starting and operating machine to cut or grind sample product

Checking progress and accuracy of cutting or grinding with precision measuring instruments such as micrometer, vernier, gauges, etc.Making necessary adjustments to ensure accuracy of final product and handing machine over to operator for production

Charging tools and resetting machine if necessary

Basic knowledge of drafting and assembly

Skilled in handling personnel resources

Skilled in using all measuring devices

Familiar with basic metal cutting tools

Not applicable


Physically fit


Good listener

Team Player



It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Machine Operators


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 every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR13,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Capital Goods & ManufacturingSector in India

According to a report by Mckinsey and Company, Indias manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the countrys GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs, by 2025.According to the PMI (Purchasing Managers Index), manufacturing operating conditions in India rebounded from 51 in September 2014 to 51.6 in October 2014. The centre is aiming at rejuvenating the steel sector and removing the hurdles in steel production by scaling up production to 300 MT by 2025 from the 81 MT in 2013-14, according to Mr Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Steel and Mines

Due to governments efforts along with increasing market demand, manufacturing sector in India is going to grow in future and will be one of the biggest employing sectors of India. Domestic companies are receiving a lot of projects from other countries also, which means Tool Setter, General will have ample career opportunities.

Iron and steel industry

Automobile industry

Various MSMEs

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Advanced Training Institute,Udyog Nagar, Kanpur-208 022

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association, BIEC ,10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Bangalore - 562 123

Renishaw India [Bangalore]G.K.Arcade, 3rd Floor#125/1-18, T. Mariappa Road, Jayanagar 1st Block

Bangalore560 011



Technologies (P) Ltd., Prime Landmark, Office No.8, 3rd Floor, Sr. No. 63, Plot No.44,Guru Nanak Society, Kondhwa Khurd, Pune 411 048