Hydraulic & Pneumatic Mechanic

Hydraulic & Pneumatic Technician

Minimum ITI pass

Certified training for Fitter: Hydraulic & Pneumatic System (programme aligned to ISC/Q0810 released by Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skills Council of India)

Training in:

Reading and interpreting hydraulic circuit drawings

Trouble shooting in hydraulic circuit

Assembly of hydraulic components

Working of different hydraulic components

Concept of contamination

Factors affecting the oil contamination

Effect of oil temperature, pressure, on hydraulic performance

Hydraulic valves, seals, piston rings, etc.

General awareness on motor pump vibration

Hazards of pressure (oil/air)

2 weeks hands on training

5S and safety practices

Working at heights, confined spaces and high temperatures

1-2 years with diploma, otherwise 5-7 years with ITI pass

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have minimum 7-10 years of relevant work experience under an experienced supervisor

The tasks a Fitter: Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systemis expected to perform include:

Maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic equipment/system

Checking of hydraulic medium (hydraulic mineral oil), air under pressure, etc.

Identifying and rectifying root causes of any problem or breakdown

Dismantling and re-assembling equipment

Checking alignment and cleaning equipment parts

Ensuring fitness of equipment prior to handover

Knowledge of circuit drawings of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and power pack unit with accessories like prime mover, pump, reservoir, suction, etc.

Well-versed with tools and tackles to be used for the job

Adept in undertaking linear motion (hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder)

Well-versed in performing rotary motion (electric motor, engine, hydraulic motor, turbine, etc.

Proficient in understanding normal running characteristics of relevant equipment

Well-versed with possible causes of common problems during assembly and their remedies

Knowledge of implication of not adhering to sequence of activities and operation

Knowledge of machining, welding, gas cutting, assembling tools and fixtures

Team player

Good vision


Analytical skill

Problem solving attitude

Good concentration level

Willingness to work in a factory environment

Physically fit

Hardworking and persistent

Itneeds 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, hazardous energy, heat,working at heights, undertaking system repair work,etc.

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

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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 unitsthe employment in Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase especially for the profession like fitter hydraulic & pneumatic system, etc.

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