Slotting Machine Operator

The tasks a Slotter is expected to perform include:Setting and operating slotting machine to cut slots, keyways, etc. in metal work pieces

Examining drawings and other specifications

Fastening metal object accurately in position on machine

Selecting cutting tool and fixing it in tool holder of the machine

Adjusting, guiding, stopping and managing other controls to set stroke and speed of tool movement

Checking slotted or grooved area for accuracy of depth and width

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Ability to read and interpret drawings of the products

Efficient in oiling and cleaning the machine

Knowledge of marking and measuring the dimensions of the products

Competent in working with slotting machines

Skilled in working with gauges and other measuring tools

Proficient in checking the final product for conformation to the specifications

Ability to assist in setting up machine and make simple adjustments

Equipped in reconditioning and sharpening the tools

Not required

Physically fit



Manual dexterity

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 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

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

For freshers -INR 7,500 to INR 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Manufacturing Sector in India

According to a report by McKinsey and Company, Indias manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the countrys GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025.

The Government of India has taken several initiatives to promote a healthy environment for the growth of manufacturing sector in the country.

The government has an ambitious plan to locally manufacture as many as 181 products India currently imports at a cost of at least US$ 18.1 billion. The government is expected to come up with a separate set of labour laws governing the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector which forms the backbone of the manufacturing sector. Once implemented, the new labour laws will provide the ease to do business in India and will also help effectively manage labour unrest and industrial strife and lead to new entrepreneurs entering the manufacturing sector.

Road Ahead

The manufacturing sector in India is an attractive hub for foreign investments. As the manufacturing sector grows, so will the job opportunities for Slotter and other related workers.

Manufacturing units across sectors

Cities and towns across India