Assembly Line Machine Operator

Assembly Line Worker


Machine Operator

Assembly Operator

Minimum ? Diploma in Mechanical Engineering / B. Sc

Certified training for Assembly Line Machine Setter (programme aligned to ASC / Q 3603 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Assembly experience of 12- 15 years for candidates with ITI backgrounds and 4-5 years for candidates with diploma backgrounds

The tasks an Assembly Line Machine Setter is expected to perform include:

Supervising the Assembly Line Fitters for electrical and mechanical components used in the automotive industry / assembly of vehicles

Setting up of equipment and machines

Ensuring the effective and corrective usage of machines

Knowledge of the different types of assembling processes and component storage process (kitting)

Knowledge of different equipment and components used in the assembly process?bolts, nuts, screws, wires

Familiarity with different types of machines and types of machine setting processes

Proficiency in operating the equipment both in automatic and manual mode

Knowledge of various problem solving tools like 7QC, Why Analysis, Brain Storming, etc.

Proficiency in reading and interpreting torqueing charts and usage of torque metres

Familiarity with the impact of various assembly processes like bolting, torqueing, tightening, fitting, greasing, hammering,

sealing, clamping on the final component, etc.

Knowledge of the methods of reading and interpreting the various gauges, metres, graphs, dials, etc.

Familiarity with different types of CNC and other numerically controlled machines, their operations and maintenance

Steady arms and hands

Near vision

Training in the latest assembly tools and techniques, 5S and safety aspects, problem-solving techniques, quality management systems, team management skills, IT and ERP awareness

Eye for detail

Good communication skills

Problem-solving skills

Analytical skills

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual work are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours include 7/8 hours per day for 7 days a week

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

One may develop occupational hazards like injuries, shoulder pain, back ache, etc.

Health risks include exposure to sharp equipment, etc.

For candidates with experience ?INR20,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Automotive Sector in India

The liberalization of the Indian industry saw significant growth in the Indian automotive industry. Today, the Indian automotive industry is a significant contributor to the Indian economy, contributing nearly 5% to the country?s GDP and about 17-18% to the kitty of indirect taxes to the government, while investment outlay stood over `83,500 crore in 2008-09. With its wide penetration and strong influence on the country?s economic and industrial development, the auto sector is indeed one of the major drivers of our economy.

Employment Scenario of Automotive Sector2

India is currently the sixth largest passenger car producer in the world with an annual turnover of around 55 billion USD in FY 2013 and employs around 18.5 million people (directly and indirectly). Direct employment includes personnel working with automobile OEMs and auto component manufacturers (about 30% to 40%). Indirect employment includes personnel working in enabling industries such as vehicle finance and insurance, vehicle repair, vehicle service stations, vehicle maintenance, vehicle and component dealers, drivers, cleaners, etc. (about 60 to 70%).

Future Trends of Automotive Sector in India3

The future of the auto industry depends on the positive sentiments and the demand for vehicles in the market. The Indian auto sector will see a rise in demand which is expected to bring in major growth. An auto dealer survey by the firm UBS suggested that the Indian auto industry, riding on trends like the upcoming festival season and a decline in fuel price, will observe a 12 per cent y-o-y growth in FY15. The Automobile Mission Plan for the period 2006?2016, designed by the government, is aimed at accelerating and sustaining growth in this sector. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Assembly Line Machine Setters.

Automobile companies

Auto component companies across India

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and other metro cities across India

Will be updated

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

College of Engineering, Pune

R.V . College of Engineering

K J Somaiya College of Engineering

Will be updated