Injection Moulding Machine Operator, Injection Moulding Technician, Plastic Injection Moulding Machine Operator

Minimum Preferably 10th standard pass (with Science)

Certified training for Injection Moulding Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q3501 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks an Injection Moulding Operator is expected to perform include:

Understanding work requirement from supervisor

Setting up and operating the injection moulding machine

Setting up and operating the injection moulding machine

Reporting problems to supervisor

Achieving productivity, quality and safety standards as per company?s norms

Proficiency in general principles of moulding procedure and process knowledge

Adept in validating mould loading and unloading procedure

Knowledge of analyzing defects that occur in the final products

Familiar with check-list procedure to ensure quality of final product

Knowledge of tonnage and capacity of the machine being operated

Familiar with performing moulding machine safety check

Acquainted with safety procedures to be adopted to complete mould removal process

Not applicable

Physically healthy

Critical thinking

Time management

Excellent communication

Decision-making skills

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

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

Need to handle a team of helpers or workers

Travelling is part of this job role

Working hours

Working hours are for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system may be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include hearing problems, cuts, abrasions, burns, wounds, etc.

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, noise, odours, hardware parts, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 11,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Generation Potential

Among the various segments in the processing sector, the injection moulding segment accounted for over 60% of all new machines installed between 2001-02 and 2009-10 with investments of over Rs 5,000 crores.

Considering both direct and indirect employment, the industry presently provides employment to 3.3 million people. Depending upon consumption growth within the country, the sector has the potential of generating 3 million additional employment opportunities. Emergence of India as a key exporter of value added plastic products can hasten the process. One of the job vacancies that may see growth is that of an Injection Moulding Operator.


Electronic hardware companies

Manufacturing companies

Maximum numbers of job openings are available in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Karnataka, Gurgaon, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and other metro cities.2

Not applicable

CIPET,SP-1298, Sitapura Industrial Area, Phase-III, Tonk Road, Jaipur ( Rajasthan ) 302022,

Indo German Tool Room

P-31, M.I.D.C. Industrial Area, Chikalthana, Aurangabad - 431 006, Maharashtra, India. Tel : 91-240-2486832, 2470541, 2482593

Central Institute of Hand Tools

G.T. Road, Bye Pass, Opp. Shaheed

Bhagat Singh Colony, Jalandhar City - 144 008, State Punjab,

Directorate of Vocational Education & Training,3, Mahapalika Marg,Post Box No. 10036, Mumbai 400 001 Tel : 22620603 / 22620604 / 22620293

Sir C.V. Raman Industrial Training Institute,Dheerpur, Delhi 110009 Tel: 011-27608082,