Wire Winder, Winding Machine Operator, Wire Winding Machine Operator, Machine Operator

Minimum Preferably 12th standard pass

Certified training for Winding Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q0101 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Winding Operator is expected to perform include:Winding metalized film or metal-alloy wire on core using automated or semi-automated winding machines for manufacturing capacitors or resisters

Operating semi-automated or programmed winding machine

Checking the resistance or capacitance of the winding

Well-versed with basic electronics and component identification

Knowledge of practical examples and applications of different types of passive components

Adeptin usingbasic electrical, Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) voltage, contactors and fuses

Knowledge of different types of resisters and capacitors, their properties and application

Well-versed with types of winding machines and their parts such as bearing, mandrel, shafts, spools, rollers, sensors, safety mechanism

Knowledge of importance of alignment and balancing

Proficient with basic programming, setting up, loading of the machines and handling of raw materials

Knowledge of different types of winding processes

Adept in testing and measuring instruments for testing various parameters of capacitors and resistors and variance

Well-versed with colour codes and polarity of resistors

Knowledge of raw materials, e.g., type of wire or film used and their properties such as break down voltage, metalizing process

Adept inproduction processes, quality control, costs and FIFO system of inventory control

Proficient in routine maintenance of machines and basic repairs

Well-versed with 5S standards (sorting, setting, standardise, sustain, shining), safety and security

Knowledge of commonly occurring machine and component defects

Not applicable

Ability to work in a steady position for long hours

Dexterity of hands


Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

Itis not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is not part of this job role

May require supervising worker or helper

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours every day for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company

Shift system may be available

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

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include long hours of standing, working on active machines and loading machines, etc.

Occupational hazards include discomfort in the legs and thigh muscles, circulatory problem, physical injury, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends for Electronics and IT Hardware Sector in India

The Indian Electronics and IT Hardware sector has 6 key segments, namely Consumer Electronics, Industrial Electronics, IT Hardware, Telecommunication Equipment, Electronic Components, and Strategic Electronics. Consumer Electronics and Telecom Equipments are the largest segments with about 27% share each in total production.

The consumption of electronic in India is expected to reach $400 billion by 2020.

Looking at the huge potential in Indian Electronics and IT Hardware sector, large number of foreign companies have started investing in India, resulting in high growth and employment generation in this sector.

Winding wires and film are extensively used in electrical and electronic equipment industry. Thus, with the growth in electronic and IT hardware manufacturing in India, demand for Winding Operators is bound to increase. The human resource directly employed in the industry is estimated to increase from the current level of 0.9 million to over 4 million by 2022. This would translate to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million to 3.2 million in the entire industry and about 14,92,000 in manufacturing functions by 2022.

Electronic and IT products manufacturers and plants across India

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