The Ordnance Factory at Avadi, Chennai is an IS/ ISO 9001:2008 certified organization. The company came into existence in 1961 under the aegis of Ordnance Equipment Group of Factories which in turn is under Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with headquarters in Kolkata. All these organization come under Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
OCFAV is an Indian Clothing manufacturer company and produces combat shirts, combat jackets, shorts, tents, trousers, etc for the armed forces. Equipped with latest technology, the company is committed to deliver state- of- the- art clothing to the Defence and Para- military forces. The company takes precautions and measures to ensure safety of its workers and their welfare. OCFAV provides housing, recreational facilities, health centers, schools, marriage halls and many employee welfare schemes for workers and their families. Also, the company takes great care of its women employees and ensures their well being through women welfare activities. The factory is one of its own kind and first to get NABL accreditation for its lab.
There is extreme shortage of employees in Ordnance Factories. Out of 12,500 commissioned posts declared by OFB (ordnance Factory Board), only 5000 posts will be filled this year. Recruitment to Indian Ordnance Factory is done through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Examination. Engineering streams are filled through Engineering Services Examination (ESE). Non technical streams are filled through Civil Services Examination (CSE). Managerial posts are filled through direct recruitment and promotions.
OCFAV also offers jobs to ITI/ Diploma holders and others for semi skilled position in its organization. There is variety of jobs ranging from tailor, mechanic, electrician, fitter, carpenter, switch board attendant, tradesman, welder, blacksmith, painter, etc under OCFAV Recruitment. Selection is done on the basis of written test and trade/ skill test. Minimum qualifications for these posts are 10th pass and relevant ITI degree in respective trades. Adequate reservation and age relaxation is given to candidates belonging to reserved category.
One can refer the official website of the company www.ofbindia.gov.in for recruitment details and job openings as and when they arise. One can also find OCFAV openings on career sites and job portals dedicated to government jobs. The factory also publishes job notifications in all the national dailies. Candidates are required to fill up application form in the prescribed format with all necessary information, fees, certificates, etc to the mentioned address given in the advertisement notification.
Thus, there are ample jobs in the units of Indian Ordnance group of factories.
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