Fitter Instrumentation

Instrument Fitter

Minimum 10th Standard (science) pass

Certified training for Iron & Steel-Fitter, Instrumentation (programme aligned to ISC/Q0903 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have minimum 24 months of relevant experience in the similar field/function

The tasks an Iron & Steel?Fitter, Instrumentation is expected to perform include:

Installing, dismantling, removing and replacing a range of components down to subassembly level right from pick-up unit or point of measurement

Linking either directly to the instrument or the instrument panel

Making suitable slot on panel and fixing instrument and its associated parts under supervision of Technician Instrumentation

Knowledge of obtaining and interpreting drawings, specifications, manufacturersmanuals and other documents needed in the maintenance process

Well-versed with functioning of different process plants and its measuring and control equipment

Proficient in evaluating sensory conditions by sight, smell, sound and touch

Knowledge of precautions to be taken to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage to electronic circuits and components

Knowledge of fitting sensors to avoid faulty readings

Well-versed with the process of carrying out visual checks of the instruments e.g. checking for leaks, security of joints and physical damage

Well-versed with correct way of fitting sensors to avoid faulty readings

Knowledge of different techniques of working on integrated equipment

Proficient in methods of attaching identification marks/label to removed components or cables, to assist with reassembly

Well-versed with procedures for obtaining replacement parts, materials and other consumables necessary for the maintenance process

Training in:

Hand/power tools and metallurgy to understand strength of fixing and fixed devices

Component drawings/documents and instrumentation

Mechanical detectors, inductive detectors, optical detectors, transducers, transmitters, control valves, actuators, thermocouples and similar measuring devices

Layout and installation of tubing and piping systems and joint boxes for troubleshooting

Latest techniques of punching holes in panels without causing denting and disturbing other adjacent instruments

Good communication skills

Effective planner


Good numerical and computational skills

Analytical thinking

Physically fit

Team player

Problem solving attitude

High concentration level

Normal colour vision

Good communication skills

Willingness to work in factory environment

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?

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

Health risks include exposure to noise, electric circuit, metallic dust and gas, heat, working at heights, 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?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

Towns and cities across India