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Casting Machine Operator

Aliases: Caster

Industry/Sector(s): Gem and Jewellery


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The task a Casting Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Operating the semi to fully automated machines to pour and regulate the flow of molten precious metal into cavities created by melted wax
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 0
  • It is not a bench job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Travelling is not required 
  • Part-time work and contractual work is 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 may be 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, minimally qualified
  • Certified training for Casting Machine Operator (programme aligned to G&J/Q 2808 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to plan the casting cycle
  • Knowledge of melting alloys
  • Understanding of casting technology
  • Working knowledge of relevant machinery and equipment involved
  • Understanding of safety requirements
  • Understanding of metallurgy and properties such as the melting point of gold, cycles for gold melting, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Decision-making skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

ITIs across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
  • http://pmkvyofficial.org/ExploreSectorSkillCouncilDetail.aspx?SSC=MQ%3d%3d
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/CITSCourses/PM/CITS/CITSMachinistOAMT.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Casting Machine Operator → Supervisor → Manager

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers - ₹ 8,000 per month
  • For candidates with 1/2 years’ experience - ₹ 10,000 - ₹ 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 0, 2

Casting units across the country, especially Mumbai

KEYWORDS 

Casting Machine Operator

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8189.0501 Casting Machine Operator
ISCO 2008 8189 Stationary Plant and Machine Operators Not Elsewhere Classified
NIC 2008 32111 Manufacture of jewellery of gold, silver and other precious or base metal metal clad with precious metals or precious or semi-precious stones, or of combinations of precious metal and precious or semi-precious stones or of other materials
QP Reference G&J/Q2808 Casting Machine Operator
NSQF 4 Not available

 

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