Rolling Mill Technician

Rolling Machine Setter

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

Guiding and controlling ingoing and returning hot slabs or sheets with help of metal pushers

Receiving hot slabs one at a time from pre-heating furnaces

Setting slab square on conveyor table (metal table with rollers)

Signalling to the Operator, Hot Rolling Mill

Lubricating the slabs with oil by oil-can and mop

Traveling along table with slab and pushing it square in to rolls by metal pushers

Checking and stopping returning slabs or sheets by metal pushers

Repeating the process till required size is attained

Ability to start rolloff tables that feed metal to and from rolls

Knowledge of lubricating slabs and rollers

Well-versed in signalling Rolling Mill Operator to feed separate sheets or slabs through rolls

Proficient in controlling speed of rolling mills and roll tables

Ability to adjust rollers according to size and dimensions of work piece

Ability to reject material if deformed during rolling

Eye for detail

Ability to focus for long hours

Motor skills

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit

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, accidental fires, cuts from edgy machinery, etc.

For fresher?s - 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 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 industrialisation 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.

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