Rough Roller

Eight Roller

Finishing Roller

Four Roller

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

Rolling the pack (metal plates or sheets) between mechanically or electrically driven rolls for making metal sheets of specific sizes

Setting the roll pressure as per direction

Holding the hot metal plate or sheet with tongs, pushing them into rolls and controlling the roll temperature by opening steam and water on them

Rolling the plate or sheet in between the rolls for the required number of times with gradually increased pressure by screwing the device

Ensuring the correct rolling both for finish and sizes

Ability to provide finishing touches to a surface with a finish roller

Knowledge of proper compaction methods

Well-versed in identifying problems with materials in a timely manner

Proficient in rolling to the desired smoothness

Ability to set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or iron

Motor skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to change position with other Rollers, Sheet Mill

Knowledge of cold rolling of annealed sheets for tinning, sizing, forming, etc.

Attention to detail

Diligent and hard-working

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

Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. 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 skin and eye problems, body aches, cuts, injuries, etc.

Health risks include accidents in counter rotating rollers, getting caught or cut by machinery or roller nip points, exposure to strong vibrations during sheet feeding, exposure to extreme temperature, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 13,000 to INR 15,500 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.

Iron and steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India