Blacksmith Overseer

Blacksmith Controller


The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Blacksmith is expected to perform include:

Supervising general or mechanised blacksmithy shop and ensuring the correct production

Studying the samples or drawings of metal to be forged

Selecting metal as specified and instructing workers on heating and forging temperatures, sizes to be made, blocks and dies to be used, etc., as required

Ensuring the correct working, sizing forged and getting defects removed as noticed

Getting furnaces and machines overhauled and repaired as necessary and maintaining them in proper working order

Preventing wastage of materials, enforcing discipline and safety measures and serving as liaison between workers and management

Maintaining prescribed records and registering and replenishing tools and shop material stock as scheduled

Knowledge of various blacksmithy operations like heating, stamping, machine forging, hand forging, etc.

Knowledge of forging, welding, heat-treating and finishing of the metal

Well-versed with using tools like blowtorch, hammer, punches and tongs or anvils, etc. to bend and cut metal

Proficient in using power tools, such as power hammers, drills, grinders, air chisels and hydraulic presses

Ability to join metals together using various blacksmithing methods

Knowledge of how to make and repair many things, from the most complex of weapons and armor to simple things like nails or lengths of chain

Ability to supervise normalising, tempering and other heat treating operations

Attention to detail

Physically fit

Technical ability

Problem solving attitude

Good communication skills

Good mathematical skills


Good hand eye coordination

It requires one to be on their feet

Need to handle a team of workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Iron & Steel companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include general fatigue, nausea, burns, cuts and wounds, respiratory disorder, vision and hearing problems, fever, etc.

Health risks includes exposure to loud noise, harmful levels of asbestos particulate matter from tools, hazardous metal-fumes caused by burning of metal, sharp tools, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 9,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Industry Outlook of Iron and Steel Sector

India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. Presently, the Indian steel industry employs around 500,000 people while the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialisation throughout the country.

Global and Local production trends indicate a positive outlook for the sector in the long run. India is the fourth largest Crude Steel producer in the world with an estimated production of 76.7 million tonnes. Steel production figure stood at 14 million tonnes in 1991 and doubled in the 10 next years.

The industry has been growing at a 5 year CAGR of 8.4% and has accounted for 5% of world?s total production. It is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Though employment had been decreasing post liberalization, this trend has started changing with an increase in the number of producing units.

Mining sites and engineering companies across India

Shipbuilding and repair companies across India

Metal fabrication companies across India

Towns and cities across India