Metal Planer

Minimum ? 8th standard pass

Minimum experience of 2 to 7 years in relevant field

The tasks a Planer is expected to perform include:Setting and operating single or double column planning machine to shape metal objects to required dimensions

Studying drawings and specifications for setting work pieces and tools for different operations involved

Fastening metal objects accurately in position on machine table with bolts, nuts and other fixtures

Selecting single or double faced tool and fixing it in tool holder of machine

Adjusting, guiding, stopping and managing other controls to set speed and limits of forward and backward movements of machine table

Starting machine and turning hand wheels to bring cutting tool position over metal to start machining

Manipulating hand wheels or starting automatic controls to guide tool into and across metal

Changing tool and position of metal, if required

Checking and measuring work to ensure correct dimensions

Adjusting position of table or tool, as necessary for accurate performance

Oiling and maintaining the machinery regularly

Knowledge of planing machines and operations

Proficient in developing layout and planning sequence of operations for planing operations

Knowledge of locating and marking bend points, cutting lines, stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, etc.

Skilled in the use of hammers, square, ruler, measuring tapes, brakes, rolls, shears, cutters, drill press, etc.

Efficient in the use of hand torch, furnace, jigs and welding torches

Ability to design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand tools

Not required

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 needs?No

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

For candidates with experience ? INR15,000 to INR27,000 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 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 Planers or Planing Machine Operators.

Foundry and welding units

Manufacturing units

Automotive factories

Aero and sanitary pipes manufacturers

Cities and towns across India