Casting Machine Operator

Minimum Minimally qualified

Certified training for Casting Machine Operator (programme aligned to G&J/Q 2808 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum 6 months experience/on-the-job training

The task a Casting Machine Operator is expected to perform include: Operating the semi to fully automated machines to pour and regulate the flow of molten precious metal into cavities created by melted wax

Ability to plan the casting cycle

Knowledge of melting alloys

Understanding of casting technology

Working knowledge of relevant machinery and equipment involved

Understanding of safety requirements

Understanding of metallurgy and properties such as the melting point of gold, cycles for gold melting, etc.

Physical strength


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Attention to detail


It is not a bench job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required

Part-time work and contractual work is available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Most companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some organizations

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

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like physical fatigue from working for long hours, and accidents with machinery if not taken care of

Health risks include working with heavy high temperature machinery

For freshers - 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - 10,000 - 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The industry is finding it more and more difficult to hire skilled professionals. There is a shortage of skilled workers for the cluster. It is expected that the Gem and Jewellery industry would have the potential to employ about 8 million persons by 2022. This means there will be an increase in the demand for Casting Machine Operator.

Casting units across the country, especially Mumbai

Maximum casting units are in Mumbai