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)
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
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 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, http://iiwindia.com
Welding Research Institute, The Programme Officer School of Welding, Welding Research Institute, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchirappalli- 620014, Tamil Nadu, http://www.wriindia.com
Indian Welding Society, Institutions Building, ?BSector, Kailasapuram Township, Tiruchirappalli 620 014, India,
Tel: 91 431- 2572988 / 2572702, http://www.iws.org.in
Weldtech, Shantakunj Bungalow, Behind Arihant Complex, Next to Riddhi Siddhi Avenue Apartment, Manjalpur, Vadodara-390011, Tel: +91.265.6545480, http://www.weldtech.co.in/training/gmaw.html
ESAB INDIA LIMITED, Plot No.13, 3rd Main Road, Industrial Estate, Ambattur, Chennai 600058, http://www.esabindia.com/education/engineers_supervisors.htm
Advance Institute of Welding Technology, Porur Kundrathur Main Road. Porur Junction, Tamil Nadu, India, http://www.advanceweldinginstitute.com/courses_offered.htm