Packaging Machine Operator Rolling Mills

Coil Packaging Machine Operator

Minimum Class X pass

Certified training for Coil Packaging Machine Operator: Rolling Mills (programme aligned to ISC/Q0602 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

No prior experience required, except hands-on training for minimum 3 months in the occupation is a must

In lieu of minimum qualification, the incumbent should have 2 years of relevant work experience under an experienced supervisor

The tasks a Coil Packaging Machine Operator: Rolling Mills is expected to perform include:

Operating the Coil Master (coil packaging machine) for packing the finished coils, strapping operation and wagon unitization in safe and secure manner

Bundling of the coil after mill

Protecting the coil from dust, humidity, rain and handling damage by applying protective films and sheets in a designed sequence

Weighing and labelling the packed coil according to the specifications

Ensuring readiness of coils for dispatch

Knowledge of coil specifications and visual inspection

Knowledge of basic computing

Well-versed with the packing configuration and sequence of operation as per the coil characteristics

Knowledge of different types of protective covers such as VCI, HDPE, etc.

Knowledge of the characteristics and function of the coil car and associated parts

Well-versed with understanding the ways to use inner and outer diameter protector

Knowledge of using circumferential and eye strap

Adept at using rotary equipment like Coil Master

Proficiency in understanding the brake operation in Coil Master

Well-versed with understanding of packaging defects and their remedial measures

Knowledge of usage of tools for edge crimping and other operations, if any

Knowledge of metal straps, ID- and OD- protector and side discs and their functional roles and characteristics

Training in concept of packaging and basic functioning of Coil Master

Training in safety procedures and practices

Physically fit

Normal colour vision

Analytical skills

Problem-solving attitude

High concentration levels

Sharp reflexes

Independent and team worker

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. 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

Health hazards include exposure to heavy equipment, etc.

Occupational hazards include sickness absenteeism, morbidity, workplace injuries, musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview 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. The steel sector in India is almost a century old, and exhibits significant economic importance due to rising demand by sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, and automobiles, in domestic as well as international markets. The level of per capita consumption of steel is an important determinant of the socio-economic development of the country. India per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

The Indian steel industry is divided into primary and secondary sectors. The primary sector comprises a few large integrated steel providers producing billets, slabs and hot rolled coils. The secondary sector involves small units focused on the production of value-added products such as cold rolled coils, galvanised coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent this year and will touch a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent after FY17. Given the government's high focus on jump starting stalled projects, followed by pushing large flagship projects, including the freight and industrial corridors, it is expected that India will begin moving back on the path of materials intensive growth by the end of this year.

Also, the recently released Union Budget 2014?15 has paved the way for the development of the Indian steel sector with proposals for the construction of 100 smart cities and changes in the MMRD Act. India?s ranking in the global list for production of crude steel is all set to improve with increasing demand for domestic consumption in the years to follow.

Steel production in India is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Presently, the Indian iron and steel industry employs around 5,00,000 people, but with the growing demand for iron and steel and increase in number of production units, the employment in Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase. This indicates good job prospects for Coil Packaging Machine Operator: Rolling Mills.

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