Rigger: Rigging of Heavy Material

Rigging Operator

Minimum Class 10th pass

Certified training for Rigger: Rigging of Heavy Material (programme aligned to ISC/Q0817 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

Training in ?

Working knowledge of tools and fixtures

Hands on rigging practice for 2 weeks

5S and safety practices

Working at heights, confined spaces &high temperatures

Class 10th pass with 4-6 years of experience, otherwise 2-3 years with ITI pass

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have 6-7 years relevant experience in the similar field/function e.g. blast furnace construction, relining, etc. as Utility hand/ Helper

The tasks a Rigger: Rigging of Heavy Material is expected to perform include:

Selecting tools and techniques that are required to carry out the assigned rigging job

Understanding and analysing load distribution

Lifting, moving loads safely as per needs of the group

Understanding the assigned rigging job in accordance to the instructions/ checklist

Planning the rigging operation based on actual load, equipment to be lifted and moved

Completing post rigging activities

Knowledge of concepts related to friction and equilibrium

Well-versed with basic physics concepts of mass, weight and centre of gravity

Proficient in distribution of load

Well-versed with techniques to use slings, shackle, eyebolt, chain-block, hoist, etc.

Knowledge of different types of rigging knots and their use

Well-versed with forced consideration as it relates to movement of heavy objects

Proficient in responding to emergencies like power failure, fire and system failure, etc.

Well-versed with units of measurement

Knowledge of proper specifications of jacks, de shackles, clits, pulleys, chains, lifting tackles, slings, etc.

Well-versed with crane signals

Knowledge of methods for accident prevention

Well-versed with techniques to use different fire extinguishers

Not applicable


Analytical thinking

Physically fit

Team player

Problem solving attitude

High concentration level

Good communication skills

Willingness to work in factory environment

Normal colour vision

Calm composure

It needs one to be on their toes

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

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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Health hazards include exposure to toxic materials, fire, electric shock, etc.

Occupational hazards include skin allergy, respiratory problem, injuries, burns, etc.

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 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?s 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 plants across India

Iron and steel plants across India