Turret and Lathe Operator

Capstan Lathe Operator

Minimum ITI Diploma

Preferably minimum experience of 2 years in relevant field

The tasks a Turret and Capstan Lathe Operator is expected to perform include:Operating turret or capstan lathe for mass production of metal components

Studying specifications of parts to be fashioned

Ensuring that the tools are set in order of sequence of operation

Clamping work piece accurately in position on lathe using chuck, collets, fixtures or other device

Checking guides and stopping set by tool setter or by self to limit or control movement of tools

Selecting rotation speed of metal as guided and starting machine

Manipulating hand wheels or sets

Starting automatic controls to guide each cutting tool in order of sequence

Controlling the flow of cutting lubricant to tool tips

Observing cutting operation by different tools

Stopping machine after each operation

Checking machines with gauges and measuring instruments

Making necessary adjustments if necessary to ensure accuracy

Maintaining the lubrication, shape and sharpness of lathe tools and machines

Ability to determine specifications by reading blueprints and other documents

Knowledge of when to change worn tools and perform routine maintenance

Skilled in installing the correct tooling and securing the work-piece

Ability to adjust controls as necessary and monitoring the machine

Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems and determine proper corrective actions

Proficient in the use of dial indicators, callipers, micrometres, etc. to perform measurements

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Attention to detail

Physically fit

Creative thinker

Manual dexterity

Highly alert

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 maybe 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 fromcompany to company

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsNo

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

For candidates with experience of up to 2years INR12,000 to INR15,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth in the Capital Goods & Manufacturing, Construction, Iron & Steel and Related Sectors

According to The Foundry Informatics Centre, the Indian metal casting (Foundry Industry) is well established and produce around 9.344 Million MT of various grades of castings as per international standards. The various types of castings which are produced are ferrous, non ferrous, aluminium alloy, graded cast iron, ductile iron, steel, etc. A large variety of metalsare used for numerous applications in automobiles, railways, pumps compressors and valves, diesel engines, cement/electrical/textile machinery, aero and sanitary pipes and fittings, etc. This labour intensive industry directly employs about 5,00,000 people and indirectly about 1,50,000 people. The rising demand for metal and metal products across sectors has presented tremendous employment opportunities for Turret and Capstan Lathe Operators.

Foundry and welding units

Manufacturing units

Automotive factories

Aero and sanitary pipes manufacturers

Cement manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India