Die Machine Operator

Minimum ? 10th standard pass

Minimum experience of 3 to 5 years in relevant field

The tasks a Die Copying Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating special type of electronic or hydraulic die sinking machine for making dies by copying master

Placing master and metal block at appropriate distance on machine table and rigidly securing them in position with bolts and nuts

Selecting tracer pin or feeler and fixing it in machine spindle over master and setting appropriate cutter in other spindle over metal block to be cut

Centering position of tracing pin and cutting tool by adjusting position of master and metal block by movement of machine table according to markings made on block

Lowering spindles to have tracer pin or feeler touch master and cutter set on metal block

Setting feed and speed of machine

Starting machine and regulating flow of coolant over cutter

Observing operation as tracing pin or feeler travels over contours of master die and its reproduction by processes of copying on metal block by cutter

Measuring machined area frequently with precision instruments for length, width and depth

Ensuring exact copying of master pattern

Stopping machine when required to change tracer and cutter according to nature of operation

Continuing operation until master pattern is completely reproduced on metal block

Checking completed die copied on metal block along with master, using precision instruments

Ensuring desired accuracy in all dimensions of final products

Oiling and cleaning machine

Sending machined die for further milling or cutting to secure better or final finish, if necessary

Knowledge of operating, adjusting and monitoring die copying and casting machines

Efficient in planning sequence of operations

Skilled in observing progress of die and pattern copying

Knowledge of metal properties, alloys, thickness and malleability

Equipped to inspect final product and suggest corrective measures

Efficient in maintaining and monitoring all work floor machines

Not required

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 11,000 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 TheFoundry 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 in numerous applications in automobiles, railways, pumps compressors & valves, diesel engines, cement/electrical/textile machinery, aero & sanitary pipes & fittings, etc. This labour intensiveindustry directly employs about 5,00,000 people.

The rising demand for metal and metal products across sectors has presented tremendous employment opportunities for Die Copying Machine Operatorsand other professionals.

Manufacturing units

Automotive factories

Foundry and welding units

Aero and sanitary pipes manufacturers

Cities and towns across India