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Assembly Line Supervisor

Aliases: Assembly Line Manager

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Assembly Line Supervisor is expected to perform include:

  • Supervising the Assembly Line Fitters for the assembly of electrical and mechanical components used in the automotive industry/assembly of vehicles in the production line
  • Guiding Operators and Technicians in the completion of assigned tasks
  • Maintaining records related to production, rejections, material movement and manpower productivity for a line/shift
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy working environment on the shop floor
WORK ENVIRONMENT 3, 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  •  Preferably, ITI Mechanical
  •  Certified training for Assembly Line Supervisor (programme aligned to ASC / Q 3602 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of the different types of assembling processes and component storage process (kitting)
  • Knowledge of the different equipment and components used in the assembly process like bolts, nuts, screws, wires, etc.
  • Proficiency in operating the equipment both in automatic and manual mode
  • Knowledge of various problem solving tools like 7QC, Why Analysis, Brain Storming, etc.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting torqueing charts and usage of torque metres
  • Familiarity with the impact of various assembly processes like bolting, torqueing, tightening, fitting, greasing, hammering, sealing, clamping on the final component, etc.
  • Knowledge of the methods of reading and interpreting the various gauges, metres, graphs, dials, etc.
  • Proficiency in visualizing the final product output and conducting quality verification tests
  • Familiarity with engineering drawings, sketches, control plan and work instructions in the plant
  • Knowledge of the metallurgical and chemical properties of the material involved
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Training in the latest assembly tools and techniques, 5S and safety aspects, problem-solving techniques, quality management systems, team management skills, IT and ERP awareness
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • IIT's across India

  • Amity University
    http://www.amity.edu/amity-insitutions.aspx

  • Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT)
    http://www.nmit.ac.in/

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/SYL_Mechanic_Motor_vehicle_08_06_14(2).pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Assembly Line Machine Setter Assembly Line Supervisor → Plant Manager

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 2
  • For new entrants - Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 40,000 to Rs 70,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Generally, 10 - 12 years of Assembly experience is required for candidates with ITI backgrounds
  • Generally, 2 - 3 years of experience is required for candidates with diploma backgrounds
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1
  • Automobile companies
  • Auto component companies across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Assembly Line Machine Operator
  • Assembly Line Worker
  • Assembler
  • Machine Operator
  • Assembly Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153122.0601Assembly Line Supervisor
ISCO 20083122Manufacturing Supervisors
NIC 200829301, 29302Manufacture of diverse parts and accessories for motor vehicles such as brakes, gearboxes, axles, road wheels, suspension shock absorbers, radiators, silencers, exhaust pipes, catalysers, clutches, steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes etc. Manufacture of parts and accessories of bodies for motor vehicles such as safety belts, airbags, doors, bumpers
QP ReferenceASC/Q3602Assembly Line Supervisor
NSQF5Not Available
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