Bearing Mechanic

Bearing Technician

Minimum 10th pass

Certified training for Bearing Maintenance (programme aligned to ISC/Q0017 released by Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skills Council of India)

Training in:

Two weeks hands on training

Machining, welding, gas cutting, assembling

Working knowledge of tools and fixture

5S and safety practices

Working at heights, confined spaces and high temperatures

0-2 years with ITI, otherwise 3-5 years with 10th pass

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have minimum 6-7 years of relevant experience in the similar field/function as Utility Hand/Helper

The tasks a Bearing Maintenance is expected to perform include:

Inspecting and identifying problems in the equipment

Rectifying the root causes of the problems by replacing the bearings, lubricating the bearings, etc.

Ensuring fitness of all types of bearings in the plant

Undertaking routine maintenance work

Ability to understand engineering drawings of the equipment

Well-versed with tools, tackles and equipment like lifting equipment, various size of spanner, dial gauge, etc. used for bearing maintenance job

Proficient with various type of lubricants and their respective usage

Adept with various types of bearing maintenance and changing procedure

Well-versed with normal running characteristics of relevant equipment

Knowledge of implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations for bearing maintenance

Adept with all the safety procedures to be followed while working

Ability to work at heights, confined spaces and high temperature

Team player

Good vision


Analytical skill

Problem solving attitude

Good concentration level

Willingness to work in a factory environment

Physically fit

Hardworking and persistent

It needs one to be on their toes

May require supervising a Helper

Travelling is not a part of this job

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to noise, metallic dust and gas, heat, working at heights, undertaking bearing repair work, etc.

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

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Overview of Indian 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 especially for the profession like Bearing Maintenance, etc.

Iron and steel factories across India

Towns and cities across India

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All schools across India

All ITI?s across India

SKF Group

Timken India

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