Mixer Operator


The tasks a Mixerman is expected to perform include:

Receiving the blast furnace molten metal from the crane operated ladles into the mixer furnace and transferring the same to the convertor, at the correct temperature, as and when required

Adjusting the mouth of the mixer furnace by mechanical device and directing the Crane Driver operating the tilting ladle to pour the molten metal into the mixer furnace

Adjusting the coke oven gas burners to maintain the correct temperature of the received molten metal

Tilting the mixer furnace by the electrical device for pouring the molten metal into the empty laddles for transferring it into ?bessemer (duplex) convertor?

Keeping an account of the metal received and delivered

Knowledge of operating various equipment like blast furnace, mixer furnace, coke oven gas burners, etc.

Proficient in keeping records of metal received and delivered

Physically fit

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to undertake electrical and mechanical running repairs

Attention to detail

Practical skills and technical ability

Problem solving skills

Good communication skills

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not 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

Iron and 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 disorders, vision and hearing problems, fever, etc.

Health risks includes exposure to loud noises, harmful levels of asbestos 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 the 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 industrialization 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. The 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 steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India