Metal Shaper

Minimum 8th standard pass

Minimum experience of 2 to 7 years in relevant field

The tasks a Shaper is expected to perform include:Shaping metal objects to required specifications using shaping machine and cutting tools

Examining drawings and other specifications of part to be made

Fastening metal accurately in position in vice

Selecting appropriate cutting tool and fixing it in tool holder on the machine

Setting appropriate speed feed and stroke of machine depending on the nature of required cut, type of metal, etc.Adjusting machine table and tool post by manipulating levers or controls

Starting machine and turning hand-wheel to feed cutting tool into or across work or engaging automatic feed

Checking progress of cutting with measuring instruments and making necessary adjustments to ensure accuracy

Stopping machine when work is completed and removing work-piece from it

Sharpening and making own tools

Oiling and cleaning the machine

Knowledge of shaping operations, metal properties and shop mathematics

Ability to study blueprints, dimensioned sketch or layout on work-piece

Efficient in planning sequence of operations

Efficient in positioning, securing and verifying positions of work-piece

Skilled in working with dial indicator, thickness gauges, surface gauge, micrometers, calipers, etc.Proficient in computing angles and manipulating controls as and when required

Not required

Good communication skills

Attention to detail

Physically fit

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 INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 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 & producing estimated 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 metals are used for numerous applications in automobiles, railways, pumps compressors & valves, diesel engines, cement/electrical/textile machinery, aero & sanitary pipes & 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 Shapers or Shaping Machine Operators.

Foundry and welding units

Manufacturing units

Automotive factories

Aero and sanitary pipes manufacturers

Cities and towns across India