Mill Roller

The tasks a Roller, Merchant Mill is expected to perform include:

Setting, rolling, checking, directing and co-ordinating the operations of the rolling mill

Checking the general condition of the mill

Directing and ensuring the proper supply of billets to re-heating the furnace and from the furnace to the mill for rolling

Setting the rolls, checking the guides, adjusting the controls and functional parts of the mill

Rolling the trial bar or plate and making the necessary adjustments

Continuing rolling and making adjustments according to defects revealed in samples taken from time to time

Co-ordinating the work of the mill crew such as the Guide Setter, Tongs-Man, Labourers, and ensuring smooth running of the mill

Keeping the mill tackles, rolls, men, etc., ready for mill changing (rolling sizes)

Well-versed in the operations of the rolling mill

Competent in handling machinery and material

Proficient in the technical skills for handling a steel furnace

Ability to conduct minor running repairs

Physically fit

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to conduct minor running repairs

Good management skills

Attention to detail

Good communication skills

It needs one to be their toes

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling is 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 company to company

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 injuries, burns, mental and physical stress, breathing problems, uneasiness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to toxic material or fumes, extreme hot temperatures, working in congested and cramped spaces, etc.

For candidates with 2 to 4 yearsexperience INR 4,000 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsexperience or more INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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.

Steel rolling mills across India

Towns and villages across India