Barrel Rifling Machine Operator Rifling Machine Operator

Minimum ? ITI diploma

Minimum experience of 2? 5 years in relevant field

The tasks a Rifling Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Setting and Operating rifling machines to make grooves inside rifle barrels

Studying drawings and other specifications of barrel rifling

Mounting appropriate broach cutter on cutting head

Adjusting machine to cut grooves of required specification

Regulating oil feed on the edges of the cutter before each use

Observing operation of cutting grooves (rifling) in bore surface

Inspecting rifling for defects

Removing dulled cutters and replacing them at regular time spans

Ensuring that rifling grooves are cut to specified depth

Shaping, harools hardening and tempering cutting tools whenever required

Knowledge of rifling bar and spiral cutters used in bore of barrel

Skilled in measuring rifling with gauges to ensure conformity to specification

Proficient in sharpening, hardening and tempering the cutting tools

Basis knowledge of various cuts and understanding of depth Ability to read the drawings and blueprints of the products to be made

Not required



Ability to work independently


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 in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) 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 candidates with experience of 2 to 5 years ? INR12,500 to INR17,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Manufacturing Industry in India

CII has referred the Capital goods and Manufacturing industry in India as a strong, resilient and vibrant manufacturing sector. This sector is particularly important in ensuring employment for a large and growing working age population. Manufacturing, currently at 15% of GDP, needs to grow at a rate that is 2-3% higher than GDP, in order to make a significant contribution to our economy and towards employment generation.

In 2011-12, the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 500,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2, 35,000 crore and the exports were valued at 2, 65,000 crore.

As per the national manufacturing policy report released on 25october2011 the government of India has announced a national manufacturing policy with the objective of enhancing the share of manufacturing in GDP by 25% within a decade thereby creating 100 million jobs. This means that, getting in this sector will be a really profitable in the future. The job of a Rifling Machine Operator has a lot of growth scope in the coming years.

Manufacturing companies

Barrel rifling units

Cities and towns across India