Dividing Machine Operator

Minimum ? 10th standard pass

Minimum experience of 2 to 5 years in relevant field

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

Calibrating and graduating metal, wood, perspex or ivory scales into required number of divisions by dividing machine for measuring lengths and angles

Studying drawings and other specifications of parts to be calibrated

Selecting metal, ivory or plastic work piece depending on nature of work and specifications

Marking or bisecting work piece as required

Securing blank plate on circular or rectangular calibrated or graduated base plate of machine with catching devices

Aligning blank and base plates according to specification and number of divisions to be marked

Adjusting dividing machine by turning its pointer to required position

Pressing and drawing forward by hand pointer of the machine over blank plate to cut lines, marks, etc. to indicate divisions

Completing calibration of plate with specified divisions to indicate lengths, angles, etc. by rotating wheel of machine and graduating blank plate with pointer mechanism

Removing calibrated plate from machine and cleaning and polishing it to give smooth finish using emery paper

Sending graduated plate to engraver for engraving appropriate numerals, words, degrees, etc.

Sharpening knife or cutter of machine and engraving plate, if and when needed

Knowledge of operating, adjusting and monitoring dividing machines

Efficient in planning sequence of operations

Skilled in observing progress of units of wood or metal

Knowledge of metal properties, alloys, thickness and malleability

Equipped to inspect final product and take corrective measures

Efficient in maintaining and monitoring all work floor machines

Will be updated

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 needs?No

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

For candidates with experience? INR 12,000 to INR 24,000 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 or numerous applications in automobiles, railways, pumps compressors & valves, diesel engines, cement/electrical/textile machinery, aero & sanitary pipes & fittings, etc. This labourintensiveindustry 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 Dividing Machine Operators.

Manufacturing units

Automotive factories

Foundry and welding units

Aero and sanitary pipes manufacturers

Cities and towns across India