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Automobile Designer

Aliases: Car Designer, Automotive Designer

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Automobile Designer is expected to perform include:

  • Conceptualizing the design that needs to be developed
  • Drawing design sketches using CAD or other computer software
  • Creating a scale model or sculpture of the vehicle using clay
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not 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 and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not 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 3, 4

Preferably, Diploma/B.E./B.Tech. Automotive/Mechanical/Industrial/Production

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of basic dimensioning principles
  • Knowledge of CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
  • Skilled in engineering drawing
  • Knowledge of using chamfers and fillets
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

  • SCMS School of Engineering and Technology
    http://www.scmsgroup.org/sset/
  • SRM University
    http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/
  • Sathyabama University
    www.sathyabamauniversity.ac.in/
  • Madras Institute of Technology
    www.mitindia.edu/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

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

http://www.wbut.ac.in/syllabus/Automobile_Syllabus_Old.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Project Manager

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Automobile Design Team Leader

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Automobile Designer

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3, 5

  • For candidates with experience – Rs 28,000 to Rs 50,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3, 4, 5

Generally, 3-6 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4, 5

Automotive manufacturing companies

KEYWORDS 
  • Automotive Designer
  • Automobile Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2144.0800 Automobile Designer
ISCO 2008 2144 Mechanical Engineers
NIC 2008 29301; 29302; 29304 Manufacture of diverse parts and accessories for motor vehecles sucs 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; Manufacture of motor vehicle electrical equipment, such as generators, alternators, spark plugs, ignition wiring harnesses, power window and door systems, assembly of purchased gauges into instrument panels, voltage regulators, etc.
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available​
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