Metal Machine Operator

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The tasks a Shearing and Upcoiler Operator (Non-Ferrous Metal) is expected to perform include:

Sizing and coiling plates and sheets to required specifications by upcoiling machine

Setting shearing distance and rolling of up coiling machine

Pressing paddle to shear one end of plate or sheet

Starting rolls of coiling machine and feeding plate or sheet into collar of rolls by metal rods, tongs, etc.

Shearing tail end of plate or sheet and operating lever to eject coil out

Ability to set up and operate machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal, etc.

Knowledge of cutting sheets, bars or plates of metal to a specified length and width

Proficient in lifting the shear over the piece of metal and aligning it according to cutting specification

Ability to clamp the metal in place and lower the shear blade to cut the metal as needed

Ability to set shearing blade and machine

Ability to undertake minor repairs of up-coiling machine

Knowledge of maintaining machine log and lot (material) tickets

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Eye for detail

Arm-hand steadiness

Problem solving skills

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of job

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include repetitive motions of hands, exposure to heavy and hot coiling plates, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, burns, heat stress, headache, illness, fever, etc.

For fresher?s - INR 140 to INR 191 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 248 per day

(This figure are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Iron & Steel Sector in India

The Indian steel industry is one of the most promising industries in the country and across the world. Consumption of steel is an important indicator of economic progress of any country; it increases with an increase in demand for infrastructure, automobiles, transportation, etc. India is blessed with a rich bed of iron ore and steel in mainly eastern parts of the country like Orissa and West Bengal, which contribute to more than 70% of the total steel production.

During 2002-2003, India imported 1.51 million 8 tonnes of finished steel recording a growth of 18.8%. During 2003-04 the imports of steel have been estimated to be around 1.65 million tonnes. The total volume of Finished (Carbon) Steel) imported during the current year (April-October 2004) is provisionally estimated at1.05 MT which is higher by 7.7% imported during the corresponding period of last year.

Today, India is the eighth largest steel producing country in the world. The development of iron and steel industry was envisaged during the first Five-Year Plan, but it was during the Second Five-Year Plan that the three integrated steel projects were started at Bhilai, Rourkela and Durgapur. The National Steel Policy 2005 aims at increasing the total steel production of the country to 110 million tonnes per year (in 2019-20) from 38 million tonnes (in 2004-05).

Iron & Steel sector represents around 90,000 crores of capital and directly provides employment to over 5 lacs people. Iron & Steel sector makes an important contribution to the economy, construction sector, export earnings and employment of India. With the growth in the construction sector the demand of construction sector the demand of Iron & Steel is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian steel in the International Market.

Iron & steel manufacturing companies across India

Iron & steel manufacturing plants across India