Casting Machine Control Board Operator

Casting Machine Machinist

The tasks a Centrifugal Casting Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating the centrifugal casting machine to cast tubular metal products such as brake drums, pipes, artillery barrels, etc.

Selecting required types of mould, grinding off and cleaning rough spot from inside, using

tools and equipment

Filling inside pits with refractory material

Setting mould on machine and fastening cover on ends of mould

Mounting pouring box to serve as funnel for pouring molten metal necessary

Starting machine rotating at specified speed and spraying insulation on inside surface of rotating mould

Guiding crane man in positioning portable furnace, containing melt for pouring

Manipulating electric controls to fill furnace and pour melt into pouring box

Observing and recording prescribed instrument readings

Allowing mould to spin for required time to solidify metal against mould walls

Unfastening the mould cover and removing casting using hydraulic ram or other devices as necessary

Competent in operating centrifugal casting machine

Well-versed with the operation procedures & protocol

Knowledge of refractory material

Well-versed with operating furnace and its controls

Proficiency in handling tools and equipment

Knowledge of safety guidelines and how to adhere to them

Ability to pour molten metal in to mould with ladle

Ability to focus for long hours

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to think critically

Diligent and hardworking

Good observation skills

It requires 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
Iron and steel companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include injuries and wounds to hand, finger and face, scalding and serious burns, mild electric shocks, fire and burn hazards, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling tools and equipment, exposure to hot metal and sharp metal scraps or pieces, extreme heat, loud noise, etc.

For candidates with 2 to 4 yearsexperience INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 5 yearsexperience or more INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 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 5,00,000 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. 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. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Centrifugal Casting Machine Operator.

Iron & metal casting companies in India

Towns and villages across India