Casting Assistant

Casting Helper

Minimum ? 8th

Certified training for Casting or Foundry Assistant/Helper (programme aligned to ASC/Q 3201 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

The required work experience for this profile is 0-2 years

The tasks a Casting or Foundry Assistant/Helper is expected to perform include:

Supporting pre-casting and post-casting operations

Removing the finished goods from the casting block

Storing the output at the designated place

Cleaning the slag from the furnace before the next batch

Cleaning and lubricating the die

Pouring the metal in the furnace in the prescribed quantity

Knowledge of the different types of casting processes

Familiarity with techniques to remove slag from the furnace

Knowledge of the properties of various types of metals used

Familiarity with the safety precautions to be taken for casting activities

Skilled in different parameters related to casting; for example temperature, pressure etc.

Knowledge of cleaning and lubricating agents

Familiarity with the measuring instruments used in casting

Basic knowledge of reading engineering drawings

Basic knowledge of 5S principles

Manual dexterity

Training in basic casting and housekeeping skills Training in 5S and safety

Quality conscious


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

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Shift system may or may not be involved for this profile

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly dangerous or hazardous

One may develop occupational hazards like physical injury, accidents, back/neck pain, etc.

Health risks include exposure to toxins, chemicals, dust, extreme temperature and equipment noise

For daily wage workers -INR91 per day toINR250 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Automotive Industry in India

The growth of the Indian Auto Component Industry in the first decade of the twenty first century is phenomenal. The Industry transformed gradually in stages from serving just the Indian market, to the replacement market, to the global OEMs and the replacement market. Now, the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has gained significance due to its global recognition and has a positive impact on the GDP. It has played a vital role in the growth of the Indian automobile sector in the last few years and will continue to do so in the future as per the Automotive Plan 2006-16, and the automotive sector five year plan 2012?17, as projected by the Department of Heavy Industry.1

The job of the Foundry Worker is not industry-specific; the demand can be found in all types of manufacturing units. This means there will an increase in job opportunities for Casting or Foundry Assistants.

Mechanical assembly plant

Cities across India