Grinder, General

Grinding Machine Operator

Minimum ? 12th pass or ITI Diploma

Not required

The tasks a Grinder General is expected to perform include:

Grinding and smoothening metal surfaces to specified accuracy

Examining drawings and other specifications of the part to be ground

Selecting grinding wheel of appropriate size, shape and abrasive quality

Adjusting machine controls

Selecting grinding wheel speed

Checking progress of grinding with measuring instruments and gauges for accuracy

Ability to read drawings of the products

Efficient in oiling and cleaning the machinery

Knowledge of marking and measuring the dimensions of the products

Knowledge of working with grinding machines, its types and mechanisms

Skilled in working with gauges and other measuring tools

Proficient in checking the final product for conformation to the specifications

Knowledge of jigs and other fixtures

Equipped in balance dressing and changing grinding wheel, stone or abrasive

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 needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both eyes Low Vision (B.LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired

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

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 33,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Manufacturing Sector in India

According to a report by McKinsey and Company, India?s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country?s 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 Grinder General and related professionals.

Manufacturing units across sectors

Cities and towns across India