Sports Good Maker, Wood
Sports Equipment (Wood) Maker
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The tasks a Sports Good Maker, Wood is expected to perform include:
Making sports goods such as tennis rackets, cricket bats, hockey sticks, wickets and such other sports accessories from special type of wood using power and hand tools
Selecting wood according to requirements such as ash wood, willow wood, mulberry wood etc. and marking it
Shaping stock to specified size and dimensions by sawing, carving, turning, etc. as necessary
Bending stock to required shape by steaming, softening and pressing
Cutting plies to size, filing and fixing them and putting them in frame by screwing for treating and pressing, if engaged in making tennis or badminton rackets
Assembling component parts of article by wedging, bonding, clamping, nailing or screwing them together
Aligning and balancing the good, smoothening and covering surface of product and attaching fixtures such as strings, ferrules, grips etc.
Proficient in selecting the wood required for a particular product such as ash wood, willow wood, mulberry wood etc.
Knowledge of making sports goods such as tennis rackets, cricket bats, hockey sticks, wickets, etc.
Proficient in using power and hand tools
Well-versed in using different marking tools like ruler, chi-square, etc.
Knowledge of shaping stock to specified size and dimensions by sawing, carving, turning, etc.
Well-versed in steaming, softening and pressing process
Proficient in cutting plies to size, filing and fixing them and putting them in frame by screwing for treating and pressing activity
Knowledge of assembling component parts of article by wedging, bonding, clamping, nailing or screwing them together
Proficient in attaching fixtures such as strings, ferrules, grips etc.
Knowledge of varnishing or painting finished articles
Knowledge of repairing damaged equipment
Good judgement and dexterity
Good hand-eye coordination
Diligent and hardworking
Good numerical skills
Problem solving skills
Eye for detail
Accuracy in work
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not 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 are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from workshop to workshop
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 wood, wood dust, sharp blades and tools, chemical additives, heavy lifting, working in high decibel noise environment, etc.
Occupational hazards include injuries, cuts, hearing problems, respiratory problems, skin irritants, etc.
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Overview of the Sports Goods Industry in India
The sports goods industry in India is nearly a century old and has flourished due to the skills of its workforce. Being labour-intensive in nature, the industry provides employment to more than 500,000 people. The nucleus of this industry in India is in and around the states of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Jalandhar in the state of Punjab and Meerut in the state of Uttar Pradesh account for nearly 75 per cent of total production. Together, the two towns house more than 3,000 manufacturing units and 130 exporters. About 60 per cent of the sports goods manufactured in Jalandhar consist of different kinds of inflatable balls. The Indian sports goods industry also has a presence in the cities of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, albeit at a lower scale.
India's share of the global sports goods export market is expected to grow manifold, with the country establishing the credibility of its goods in the international market. Indian sporting goods are well known around the world and have made a mark in the global sports goods market. The industry exports nearly 60 per cent of its total output to sports-loving people the world over.
India exported sports goods worth around US$ 256 million in 2013-14 as compared to US$ 214.95 million in 2012-13 and registering a growth of about 19 per cent.
The sports goods market in India was valued at US$ 2 billion in 2012-13. The market is growing as 35-40 per cent a year and is expected to reach US$ 3.6 billion by 2015. The growth is expected on account of increasing awareness about health and fitness in the country. The major items to be exported during 2013-14 includes inflatable balls, cricket bats general exercise equipment, sports nets and protective equipment for cricket. This will in turn result in more employment in this industry.
Sports goods manufacturers across India
Towns and cities across India