Converter Man

Converter Blowing Technician

Blower Man

Minimum ITI graduate degree

Minimum 4 years of experience required

The tasks a Converterman is expected to perform include:

Transferring molten metal from mixed furnace ladles to Bessemer converter with help of crane for blowing molten metal

Guiding converter blower and crane driver for tilting converter and ladle to required angle for pouring molten metal from ladle into converter and for transferring blown metal into another ladle

Inspecting bottom and air passages after each blowing

Closing defective tuyeres by steel plate, firebricks and clay, if necessary

Directing all running repairs of converter

Supervising changing of bottom and shoulder of converter

Knowledge of tools and machines, raw materials and their processing

Knowledge of angle required to pour molten metal from ladle

Ability to close the tapping hole using dolomite, coke mixtures, etc.

Skilled in patching or closing defective tuyeres

Not applicable





Physically fit

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards may include exposure to extreme temperatures, toxic fumes, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 12,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trends of Iron & Steel Industry in India

According to IBEF, the steel industry reflects the overall economic growth of an economy in the long term as demand for steel is derived from other sectors like automobiles, consumer durables and infrastructure. Steel production capacity of the country expanded from about 75 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in 2009-10 to about 101.02 million tonnes (MT) in 2013-14, when output was 81.7 MT. The steel sector in India contributes nearly 2% of the country?s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs over 6,00,000 people. The per capita consumption of total finished steel in the country has risen from 51 kg in 2009-10 to about 60 kg in 2013-14.

The Government of India is aiming to scale up steel production in the country to 300 MT by 2025 from 81 MT in 2013-14. India is expected to become the world's second largest producer of crude steel in 2015-16, moving up from the fourth position, as its capacity is projected to increase from 100 MT to about 112.5 MT in 2016. Also, India has set an output target of 300 MT of steel by 2025. A plethora of job opportunities are available in public and private sectors. Therefore, a career as a Converterman has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Iron and steel companies

Cities and towns across India