Incinerator Tender

Furnaceman, Refuse Disposal

Minimum Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Will be updated

The tasks an Incinerator Operator is expected to perform include:

Controlling the equipment to burn garbage, refuse and sludge cake in incinerator plant

Directing the workers in feeding waste material into furnace

Starting the forced air-draft blower and turns valve to admit liquid or gaseous fuel or signals workers to shovel coal into furnace

Lighting fire in the furnace by pressing electric-arcignition switch or by other device

Observing and adjusting combustion control devices to maintain specified temperatures and to obtain effective combustion

Proficient in using the incinerator equipment

Knowledge of various combustion control devices like pyrometers, meters, burners, etc.

Knowledge of moving levers to open grates for ash removal

Well-versed in turning valve on waterline to sprinkle and settle ashes

Knowledge of tending low pressure and settling ashes

Knowledge of tending low pressure boiler to provide steam to heat plant

Working knowledge of repairing furnace refractory lining with fire-brick and replacing and adjusting machine parts

Eye for detail

Good hand eye co-ordination

Good observation skills

Diligent and hardworking

Good communication skills

Good team player

Ability to work in high temperature environment

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

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
Waste plants usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from plant to plant

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazard includes skin infections, eye and respiratory infections, muscle disorders, chemical burns, wounds, etc.

Health risk includes exposure to infected dust and hazardous compounds, sharp objects, etc.

For freshers - INR 2,000 to INR 4,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 4,000 to INR 6,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Water Supply, Sewerage; Waste Management & Remediation Activities Sector

Rapid industrialization and population explosion in India has led to the migration of people from villages to cities, which generate thousands of tons of MSW daily. The MSW amount is expected to increase significantly in the near future as the country strives to attain an industrialized nation status by the year 2020. The management of MSW requires proper infrastructure, maintenance and upgrade for all activities. The composition and the quantity of MSW generated form the basis on which the management system needs to be planned, designed and operated. The quantity of MSW generated depends on a number of factors such as food habits, standard of living, degree of commercial activities and seasons.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Water Supply, Sewerage; Waste Management & Remediation Activities Sector in India

The two leading innovative mechanisms of waste disposal being adopted in India include composting (aerobic composting and vermin-composting) and waste to energy (WTE). WTE projects for disposal of MSW are a relatively new concept in India. Incineration is the process of control and complete combustion, for burning solid wastes. It leads to energy recovery and destruction of toxic wastes. The main purpose of the refuse derived fuel (RDF) method is to produce an improved solid fuel or pellets from MSW. In India, many RDF plants are in operation at

Hyderabad, Guntur and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh State. Gasification?combustion seems to be promising as it can reduce pollution and increase heat recovery. RDF is another promising technology, which is going to be used for producing power. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities across towns and cities in India.

Waste plants across India

Towns and cities across India