Hot Rolling Mill Operator

Rolling Mill Operator

Rolling Machine Setter

The tasks an Operator, Hot Rolling Mill (Non-Ferrous Metal) is expected to perform include:

Controlling and operating the hot mill for sizing down metal slabs to the required specifications

Judging the temperature of the slabs before starting the rolling

Switching on the screw-down-motor and adjusting the roll gap according to the material and thickness of the slab with the help of the gap indicating the dial gauge

Switching on the pumps for supply of coolant to slabs or sheets under the roll

Watching the light signals and operating, lifting and tilting tables by the electric switches

Repeating the process of narrowing down the roll gap until the required thickness is obtained

Keeping an account of the slabs rolled

Ability to tend to one or more mills

Knowledge of forming and rolling the quality of metal

Well-versed in forming non-ferrous metal into plates

Proficient in setting up and operating machines

Ability to roll steel or iron sheets

Motor skills

Physically fit

Will be updated



Diligent and hardworking

Problem solving 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
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 burns, accidents, cuts, eye irritation, etc.

Health risks include shortage of ventilation, working in extreme temperatures, falling into uncovered rolls, fatal fire accidents, cuts from edgy machinery, exposure to dust, noise, 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