Metal Press Operator, Inner Layer Operator, Pressing Machine Operator, Shearing Operator

Minimum Preferably ITI graduate

Certified training for Inner Layer and Pressing Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q2101 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks an Inner Layer and Pressing Operator is expected to perform include:Cutting the panels to required size

Forming the inner layer of PCB panel

Performing oxide coating

Pressing together the inner layer laminates to the outer layer

Undertaking preventive maintenance of machine

Achieving productivity and quality standards

Proficiency in operation of cutting, forming, laminating and pressing machines

Adept in validating safety precautions to be taken while operating machines

Knowledge of computer operations and program loading

Familiar with defects in machines and remedies with causes

Proficiency in IPC standards for printed circuit boards

Familiar with basic electronics

Training in photograph development preferred

Physically fit

Orientation towards work safety

Excellent communication

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Need to handle a team of helpers or workers

Travelling is not a part of this job role

Working hours

Working hours are for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include hearing problems, cuts, abrasions, burns, wounds, etc.

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, noise, odours, hardware parts like electric drills, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - INR 15,000 to INR 17,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience INR 20,000 to INR 22,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Indian PCB Industry

India?s PCB market has registered a 27 per cent growth, and its revenue is expected to touch Rs 9000 billion by 2016, which is considered much higher than most countries.

PCB players feel that India has to leapfrog and go generations ahead in terms of technology.

According to a report by the Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA), the demand for PCBs in India has increased at a CAGR of 35 per cent year on year. The local PCB industry not only serves the domestics market but about 24 per cent of what is manufactured annually is exported.2 The growth of the Indian PCB industry bodes well for job vacancies like Inner Layer and Pressing Operator in this field.


Electronic hardware companies

Manufacturing companies

Maximum numbers of job openings are available in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Karnataka, Gurgaon, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and other metro cities.3

Not applicable

Sir C.V. Raman Industrial Training Institute, Dheerpur, Delhi 110009

Tel: 011-27608082,

Government Polytechnic, Industrial Area, Jahangirabad Road , Sommiya Nagar , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh,India - 225 123, Tel: 05248 230680,

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001Tel: 11 -23382005 / 23389942,

Government Polytechnic, Sultanpur road, P.O. Madhoganj, Pratapgarh- 230001, Tel: 236013,

Kongu Polytechnic College, KEC Campus, Perundurai R.S.Road, Thoppupalayam, Perundurai,Erode - 638 052,Tel: 220471,225505,226779,

R Polytechnic College, Alundur, Trichy 620 012, Tel: 0431 2906272,