Metal Furnace Operator

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators

The tasks a

Furnace Operator (Chemical) is expected to perform include:

Controllingthe continuous-process furnace andrelated equipment to decompose salt cake,forming hydrogen chloride

Startingthe salt conveyors or shovelling salt cake into furnace

Turningthe valves to fill furnace reaction pot withsulphuric acid from supply tank

Setting the burners, dampers, and venting to fire furnace tospecified temperature and effect liberation ofhydrogen chloride

Using instrument readings and formulae and setting feed scales and timers forcontinuous operation

Regulating the feed and temperature controls to maintainproduction in conformity with plantstandards

Removing scale from furnace walls and agitating salt cake to maintain efficientproduction, using scrapers and rake

Starting or regulatingthe speed of salt-removal device toprepare furnace for new charge

Maintaining the log of shift production, gauge readings, andequipment failures

Well-versed in operating the continuous-process furnace andrelated equipment

Understanding of machines and tools, raw materials and their processing, and equipment control

Ability to operate and tend to furnaces

Well-versed instarting or regulating speed ofsalt-removal device

Proficient in understanding shift production, gauge readings, and equipment failures

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Physically fit

Interpersonal and communication skills

Problem solving skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking

It requires one to be on their feet

Needsto 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
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 isconsidered mildly hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

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

Will be updated

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.

Iron and steelmanufacturing companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India