Mechanic, Printing Machinery

Printing Machinery, Repairer

Printing Engineer

The tasks a Mechanic, Printing Machinery is expected to perform include:

Repairing, servicing and overhauling printing machinery such as linotype, monotype, rotary, letter press etc.

Dismantling equipment partly or completely to remove damaged or worn out parts using hand tools, hoists, etc.

Repairing parts by filing, grinding etc. or obtaining a replacement

Knowledge of dismantling equipment partly or completely to remove damaged or worn out parts

Proficient in examining faulty equipment to ascertain the nature and location of defects

Proficient in operating and testing the reassembled machine, making the necessary adjustments

Well-versed in repairing the parts by filing, grinding, drilling, etc.

Proficient in ensuring that the lead casting chamber, type casting unit and plunger mechanism of the unit are functioning properly

Knowledge of checking, adjusting and lubricating the equipment periodically

Knowledge of removing heavy machines and machine units from the assembly line using hoisting equipment

Knowledge of servicing particular types of printing machines such as mono-casting, line casting, rotary press, treadles, binding machines etc.

Knowledge of keeping a record of the parts examined and equipment performance

Ability to follow instructions

Good observation skills


Ability to focus for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to printing inks, cutters, etc.

Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal disorders, the repetitious motion of arms, cuts, etc.

For freshers - INR 12,500 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(*This figure are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Market Trend of the Printing Sector in India

The Indian printing industry, growing at a rate of 12% per annum, comprises more than 250,000 big, small and medium printers. The current annual turnover of the industry is more than INR 50,000 crores (USD 11 billion). The industry has undergone a revolutionary change in the last 15 years. In 1990, India initiated a process of reforms aimed at shedding protectionism and embracing liberalization of the economy. Privatization was initiated with the aim of integrating the Indian economy with the world economy. This change opened the doors for the Indian print industry and helped modernize it, by investing in the latest of technology and machinery.

In recent years, the printing industry in India has seen record levels of growth, owing to liberalized regimes, globalization and progress in automation. The industry has grown leaps and bounds due to the latest technology and machinery, quality standards and production capacities. The printing industry in India is slowly progressing from a heavy machinery using industry to a more software-centric business. Today Indian printers are equipped with the latest computer controlled printing machines and flow lines for binding, while state-of-the-art digital technologies are used in pre-press. UV digital printing and inkjet technology are also on the rise in India. The advent of global brands, rising consumerism and growth of the pharmaceutical industry have seen an increase in the scope for package printing. Giving an optimistic outlook of the industry, the package printing sector is growing at an annual rate of 17 percent, commercial printing at a rate of 10-12 percent and digital printing at a robust 30 percent.

The digital printing industry is seeing significant transformations with new technologies & applications providing cost-effective and customized solutions. For the foreseeable future, offset and digital will not only co-exist, but will also complement each other, with offset taking the medium-to-longer jobs and digital performing on short-to-medium run lengths. The booming Indian economy, increasing consumerism, entry of global brands in the country and opening of the sector to foreign investors are bound to offer growth opportunities to the industry.

Printer manufacturing companies across India

Printer service centres across India

Town and cities across India

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All commerce, science and arts colleges across India

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