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Manufacturing Jobs in India

Updated on November 12, 2012

Jobs in the manufacturing sector

The manufacturing industry comprises of establishments that are engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into products for fulfilling various applications. 

In India, manufacturing sector has grown steadily and has been consistently generating a large number of employments. It is further predicted that this momentum of growth will accelerate in the coming years, thus resulting in high demand of engineers from almost all streams.

The demand in manufacturing sector is predominantly for mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, electronic engineers, chemical engineers, metallurgical engineers etc. The typical nature of jobs pertain to areas such as Assembly, Installation, production, Maintenance, Testing, quality control etc.

Most employers in the manufacturing sector favor diploma holders in engineering for junior level positions and graduate engineers for senior level positions. Besides, the manufacturing industries offer thousands of jobs for skilled workmen like turners, millers, welders, drillers etc and for these positions employers would wish to recruit 18-month certificate holders from various Industrial Training Institutes (ITI).

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There are several polytechnics – both government and private – spread throughout the country that offers 3-year diploma courses in various branches of engineering. Likewise, there are numerous engineering colleges – both government and privately run – that offer 5-year degree course in various branches of Engineering. To become eligible to join an engineering college/polytechnic, a student must have passed plus two with PCM.
Generally there is a competitive entrance exam for those seeking engineering college admissions.

Besides the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and Regional Engineering colleges, there are hundreds of engineering colleges in India – and all of them turn out thousands of engineering graduates every year.

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Some of the frontline manufacturing industries in India are Tata Group. Birla Group, Jindal Group, Larsen & Toubro, Hindusthan Lever, Asian Paints, MRF, Apollo Tyres, Ford, Hyundai, Saint-Gobain Glass, Haldia Petrochemicals, Godrej & , Videocon, etc. There are also scores of Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) like BHEL, ICF, BHPVL, INDALCO, HAL, HMT, MARUTI-UDYOG etc.

Most of these manufacturing industries conduct campus interviews for recruiting engineers. Many of these companies also resort to press advertisements to attract talent. Almost all manufacturing companies also advertise vacancies in their websites. With increase in job-requirements, aspirants can also search for a suitable engineering jobs by registering with online employment agencies.

There are numerous engineering jobs in India available on the net and one can easily get the right job anywhere in India with the help of online job consultants.  Engineers are immediately absorbed in the industry on attractive terms if they are willing to relocate themselves anywhere else within the country. While a diploma-holder in engineering can expect an initial salary of Rs. 7000 to Rs 10000, A graduate engineer can aspire for a starting salary of Rs. 12000 to Rs 15000 depending on the size and nature of the manufacturing company he/she joins.

Though the services sector in India has brought faster economic success, still the manufacturing sector plays an important role on the ground of sustainability. Thus, in India, the manufacturing sector is growing at a faster pace than in many other countries. Both Government as well as the private sectors is straining their every nerve for the development of the manufacturing sector of the country.

More and more investments are being proposed in the manufacturing sector particularly in the capital goods, consumer durables, and even some non-durable goods sectors. India is fast emerging as a global manufacturing hub as India has all the requisite skills in product, process and capital engineering. According to a United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) ‘International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2010’, India ranks among the top 10 producers of manufacturing output in 2009.

There will therefore be no dearth for manufacturing jobs and all aspiring engineers – regardless in which branch they qualify – will be able to land on suitable employment post qualification.


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      6 years ago

      nice hub.. this hub really helps the people searching jobs in india..

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      7 years ago

      Jobs in India

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      8 years ago

      First of all i would like to thank you for such an healthy article regarding jobs in and around INDIA. I was working for INDALCO but later i started my own business. What i feel is that one should not just stick himself to a particular job.


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