Furnace Operator Second Hand Open Hearth
Minimum Any Diploma
Preferably minimum 1-2 years of experience in relevant field
The tasks a Furnace Operator, Second Hand, Open Hearth (Steel Manufacturing) is expected to perform include:
Assisting furnace operator first hand in tapping molten steel from furnace and adding chemicals, oxides, etc.
Keeping oxide and fluxes ready for charging into furnace
Maintaining spout for flow of molten steel in proper condition
Leading a team of helpers and khalasis on receipt of instructions from furnace operator first hand to open tapping hole of furnace by compressed air gun, oxygen cylinder with pipes or other devices
Ensuring that molten metal flows smoothly into ladle
Adding various chemicals, oxides and fluxes in ladle to obtain correct specification of steel
Closing tapping hole by dolomite, coke mixtures, etc.
Repairing, maintaining and dressing runner with fire clay bricks, loan, etc. during tapping intervals
Knowledge of tools and machines, raw materials and their processing
Knowledge of amount of chemicals, oxides and fluxes required to obtain correct specification of steel
Skilled in handling and maintaining spout
Skilled in channelling the flow of molten steel
Basic knowledge of safety and health regulations followed for working in a furnace
It is not a desk job
May need to 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
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?
This job is listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Health risks include exposure to fumes from the hazardous chemicals, extreme temperature, 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 Furnace Operator, Second Hand, Open Hearth (Steel Manufacturing) has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.
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