One of the 41 groups of Ordnance Factories, Ordnance Factory at Ambarnath, Maharashtra is a defense and safety equipment manufacturer company. Nearby cities are Ulhasnagar, Mumbai, Badlapur and Kalyan. Indian Ordnance Factories are governed by Ordnance Factory Board headquartered in Kolkata. The industrial factory is set up under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The multi disciplinary company is engaged in production of arms and ammunition, and equipments for civilian and Armed forces as well.
The factory was started in 1943 by the British Government during the Second World War to fulfill their war requirements. Since then the company has diversified its functions and ventured into producing cartridges, artillery and other arms for sale in civil market. The multi faceted factory was
awarded for the Best Non-Ferrous Factory in 2005 in the category of Secondary Processing/ Fabrication of Non-Ferrous products. The prestigious award was given by India Institute of Metals at IIT, Powai, Mumbai.
Ordnance Factory Ambarnath Jobs
Recruitment in Indian Ordnance Factories Services (IOFS) is done through direct recruitment and promotions. While direct recruitment accounts for 60 % appointments and remaining 40 % is done by promotions.
For recruitment in Group A cadre, the candidates have to pass rigorous and competitive examinations of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Engineers and technologists are selected through Engineering Services Examination (ESE) and non technical posts are appointed through Civil Services Examination (CSE).
The factory announces Group B and C posts for semi skilled workers as and when they arise in all the national dailies. One can also find recruitment notification on the official website www.ofbindia.gov.in.
The process of application is generally online or as specified in the advertisement. One has to apply for the jobs in the prescribed format only. The company invites applications from suitable candidates for semi skilled positions such as tradesmen, foremen, tailor, welder, carpenter, electrician, painter, grinder, machinist, miller, examiner, etc on a regular basis. Besides grade pay the employees are entitled for allowance and perks admissible by Central Government rules. There are provisions for age relaxations for candidates belonging to reserved category.
There are ITI and Non ITI Apprentice posts in Indian Ordnance factory. For ITI posts the candidates should have passed Trade test from any institute recognized by NCVT or SCVT or any other equivalent authorities. Non ITI applicants must be high school pass as the minimum educational qualification.
Employees working in the Ordnance Factory Ambarnath are entitled for welfare schemes, recreational facilities and other beneficiary schemes as decided by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
All in all, OFA provides financially secure and satisfying jobs for all.
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