General Machinist

Tool Setter

Minimum ? 10th pass

Minimum experience of 0-1 year as a General Mechanist

The tasks a Machinist, General/Machinist is expected to perform include:

Operating various types of power driven metal cutting or grinding machines

Studying drawings or measuring out sample with appropriate measuring instruments to note different dimensions and sequence of operations required

Selecting metal piece and marking it for machining operations

Fastening metal in chuck, jig or other fixture and respective tool or cutter according to sequence of operation

Checking machine setting or setting it for stipulated machine operations

Selecting machine feed and speed and starting machine

Controlling flow of coolant (cutting lubricant) and manipulating hand wheels

Applying automatic controls to feed tool to metal or metal to tool

Observing cutting or grinding both from marking and machine readings, checking for dimensions as necessary

Removing parts when machining is complete, checking completed parts with measuring instruments and gauges to ensure prescribed accuracy

Making adjustments if necessary and repeating operations, as required

Knowledge of safety standards and personal protective equipment

Ability to measure, cut or work on items with great accuracy

Basic knowledge of interpreting technical drawings

Basic knowledge of quality control

Knowledge of tooling capabilities

Basic computers skills

Not applicable

Physically fit

Multi-tasking ability


Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Workers

Local travelling is not 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 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?Candidates with One Leg (OL), who are Blind (B), have Low Vision (LV) 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 5,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Capital Goods & Manufacturing Sector in India

India?s manufacturing sector is on a high growth trajectory. According to the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC), the manufacturing sector is set to contribute 25% to the GDP by 2025 compared to the current share of 16%. India is currently second only to Japan in hosting companies awarded for quality excellence. The Indian manufacturing sector is now replete with innovations that have become outstanding illustrations globally.

The manufacturing sector in India is undergoing a positive transformation, coming back into the reckoning with great opportunities driven by domestic demand as well as expansion into emerging markets with India as a hub for more companies. We are already witnessing robust growth in almost all sectors, while higher efficiencies are being sought. All this would mean more employment in primary as well as secondary and tertiary sectors related to manufacturing and a great career growth for Mechanist, General/Machinist.

Manufacturing industry

Automobile industry

Servicing sector

Cities and towns across India