Pressing Machine Operator, Metal Stamping Machine Operator , Punch Press Operator

Minimum Preferably 12th standard pass

Certified training for Pressing Machine Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q0106 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Pressing Machine Operator is expected to perform include:Executing the task of making round capacitors flat

Setting up and operating a pressing machine as per the shape and size of capacitor

Checking the capacity value of the flattened capacitors with LCR meter

Maintaining the pressing machine

Performing sample pressing

Knowledge of different types of capacitors

Well-versed with acceptable tolerances in capacity value deviation

Knowledge of FIFO system of inventory control

Proficient in maintaining quality standards

Well-versed with safety precautions to be taken during the processing of capacitors

Knowledge of 5s standards at the work premises

Well-versed with process of maintaining machines and basic repairs

Knowledge of recognising traceability back to original materials

Not applicable

Dexterity of hands

Physically fit

Problem solving ability Hardworking and persistent


Team player

Good communication skills

Sense of time management

Analytical thinking

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual work are available

Travelling is not a part of the job

May require supervising Junior Press Operators or Assistants

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours every day for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe applicable

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

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous and dangerous

Health risks include constant contact with machinery parts and equipments, exposure to chemicals, standing for long hours, etc.Occupational hazards include physical and mental strain, risk of injury, pain in joints, etc.

For freshers -INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 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 Equipment are the largest segments with about 27% share each in total production.

The consumption of electronics in India is expected to reach $400 billion by 2020. The steady increase in the Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Home Appliances will drive the consumption and production of Electronics and IT Hardware in India, with major contributors being Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Telecom. It is expected that Indian Electronics and IT hardware sector will grow at a CAGR of about 17% till 2022.

The market of consumer electronics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10 to 12 percent in future. Consumer electronic comprises of products like televisions, audio and video systems, set top boxes, washing machines, air conditioners, etc. Television segment is the largest contributor to the growth of consumer electronics segment. While flat TV accounts for 55% of the domestic TV production, Hi-end products like LCD TV, Plasma TV, etc. are gaining popularity in India.

Telecommunication Equipment and IT Hardware are the fast growing segments with CAGR of 21% and 29% respectively. These segments have witnessed high growth rates due to the advent of IT and growth in the Indian Telecom Industry. Looking at a huge potential in Indian Electronics and IT Hardware sector, large number of foreign companies has started investing in India, resulting in high growth and employment generation in this sector.

Thus, with the growth in electronic and IT hardware manufacturing in India, demand for Pressing Machine Operator is bound to increase. The human resource directly employed in the industry is estimated to increasing 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 about 0.6 to 0.7 million in servicing support role.

Electronics and IT products manufacturers and plants across India

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