Welder, Welding Machine Operator, Machine Operator, Welding Technician

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard pass

Certified training for Welding Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q0102 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Welding Operator is expected to perform include:Setting up and operating the welding equipment

Welding the electro-tinned copper lead wire to the centre of steel and cap, bonding to the resistor by welding machine

Undertaking preventive maintenance of welding equipment

Well-versed with basic electronics and component identification

Knowledge of welding machine functioning and controls

Well-versed with basic programming, setting up and loading the work pieces

Proficientindifferent types of welding processes, parameters and associated equipment

Adeptin different cleaning methods for electrodes, metal surfaces, etc.

Knowledge of difference between welding versus soldering

Well-versed with ohm value and tolerances

Adept in using colour codes and polarity of components

Proficient with raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques

Well-versed with machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

Knowledge of electro-static discharge (ESD) precautions and 5S standards

Knowledge of commonly occurring machine and component defects

Not applicable

Ability to work in a sitting position for long hours


Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

Patient and calm composure

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is not part of this job role

May require supervising workers or helpers

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 sitting for long hours, manual welding, exposure to welding fume, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of metabolic syndrome respiratory problem, headache, hearing problem, lung problem, mental and physical ability disorder, burn, injury, shoulder back pain, neck pain, eyestrain, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience-INR12,000 to INR 20,000 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 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.

Thus, with the growth in electronic and IT hardware manufacturing in India, demand for Welding 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

Towns and cities across India

The Indian Institute of Welding, IIW-INDIA HOUSE, Plot No 38, Geetanjali Park, 200, Kalikapur Main Road, PO: Mukundapur, Kolkata 700099, India, Tel: +91-33-2416-0826/ 2416-0942,

Welding Research Institute, The Programme Officer School of Welding, Welding Research Institute, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchirappalli- 620014, Tamil Nadu,

Indian Welding Society, Institutions Building, ?BSector, Kailasapuram Township, Tiruchirappalli 620 014, India,

Tel: 91 431- 2572988 / 2572702,

Weldtech, Shantakunj Bungalow, Behind Arihant Complex, Next to Riddhi Siddhi Avenue Apartment, Manjalpur, Vadodara-390011, Tel: +91.265.6545480,

ESAB INDIA LIMITED, Plot No.13, 3rd Main Road, Industrial Estate, Ambattur, Chennai 600058,

Advance Institute of Welding Technology, Porur Kundrathur Main Road. Porur Junction, Tamil Nadu, India,