Press Tool Setter

Tool and Die Setter

Machine Tool Setter

Minimum Diploma in Mechanical Field

Minimum experience of 0-1 year as a tool setter

The tasks a Tool Setter, Press is expected to perform include:

Setting press tools (die and punch) in power and hand press for manufacture of sheet metal products

Examining sample or studying drawings and specifications of item for production

Selecting appropriate pair of die and punch and examining them for sharpness, cutting angle, clearance, etc.

Fitting the punch in thepunch holder of machine and securely screwing it in position

Placing die on themachine table and lowering the punch to fit in die

Adjusting the position of die in relation to punch

Clamping die securely on machine table with holders, plates, bolts and nuts

Operating the punch a few times manuallyto ensure that it passes clearly through the die set

Starting machine and feeding metal to cut or form trial pieces

Examiningmachines for correctness in all respects and handing press over to operator for production work

Grinding press tools on surface grinder, of required

Filtting die in bolster (holding device) before setting

Basic knowledge of drafting and assembly

Skilled in handling personnel resources

Knowledge of various measuring techniques for accuracy

Skilled in clamping dies with nuts and bolts

Basic knowledge of dies and bolsters

Not applicable


Physically fit


Good listener

Team Player



It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Operators

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 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 needsCandidates with One Leg (OL) and who are Hearing Handicapped (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. Steel production in the country has increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9 per cent over 20082012. 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.

This given data implies that the 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, Press will have ample career opportunities.

Iron and steel industry

Automobile industry

Various micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in India

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

Bangalore - 560 011



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