Furnaceman Reverberate, Pulverized Coal Fired

The tasks a Furnaceman Reverberate, Pulverized Coal Fired is expected to perform include:

Operating the pulverized coal fired reverberatory furnace for melting iron or steel for heavy castings

Controlling the blast and temperature by means of valves and blowers

Supervising and controlling charging of furnace by watching flame and atmospheric condition of side chamber

Maintaining record of reading of various meters and changes condition of furnace accordingly

Drawing our samples of metals and slag and getting them analyzed periodically

Refining the metal by adding Ferroalloys to melting metals

Supervising furnace repairs

Proficient in arranging the setting of furnace

Well-versed in supervising and controlling charging of furnace by watching flame and atmospheric condition in side chamber

Knowledge of refining metal by adding Ferroalloys to melting metals

Proficient in recording reading of various meters and changes furnace condition by controlling feeding of pulverized coal and blast

Knowledge of drawing out samples of metals and slag at intervals and getting them analyzed

Proficient in supervising furnace repairs

Ability to do chemical analysis of samples

Good communication skills


Physically fit

Team player

Problem solving attitude

High concentration level

Willingness to work in factory environment

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 maybe 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 to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to noise, hot molten metals, chemicals, metallic dust and gas, heat, sharp tools, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, slip and fall, hearing problem, respiratory diseases, lungs diseases, heat stress, fatigue, etc.

Will be updated

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 industrialisation 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 500,000 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.

Iron and steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India