by Rishabh Chaturvedi
February 20, 2019
A turner is responsible for manufacturing and assembling metal parts to construct tools, machinery and machine components. Turners have to study and understand specifications and work accordingly.
- Assembling metal parts and components
- Understanding client or employer specifications
- Taking proper measurements
- Polishing and finishing products.
What are the requirements for the job?
Usually, an employer will look for job experience and past work done when hiring a prospective employee as Turner. However, a candidate can get qualified and be considered for a job. Some of these qualifications are-
- Industrial Training Institute(ITI) Degree for Engineering Trades
- National Council for Vocational Training(NCVT) Training Certificate for Turner
- National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) Skill Certificate
- Engineering degree
Apart from these, there are various specialised degrees provided by recognised institutes and organisations.
To get qualified, the following steps should be followed-
- ITI Degree
- Certification from NCVT
- Direct entry to 3rd year of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Apart from qualifications, employers will want job appliers to have other qualities too. Some of these are-
- Knowledge of local language
- Ability to read blueprints and work on instructions
- Knowledge of machines like Lathe machine, turning machine, milling machine, etc
- Ability to make adjustments to work
What are some of the tools that are required for the job?
Generally, turners use a variety of tools to get the job done. Different jobs require different tools according to the requirement of the job. Here are some of the tools that are generally required for the job-
- Die making tools
Where are the jobs available?
Turners are required everywhere machinery or machine components are used. Factories, mechanical industry, car workshops, universities, and many other places. Experienced turners with good contacts can decide to set-up their own workshop.
Do’s and Don’ts-
- Keep awareness of latest trends and changes in the field
- Be ready to make changes to your work
- Understand the requirements of the job properly
- Never be irresponsible with your equipment
- Never leave tools unattended
- Never start a task without completing proper research