Coil Operator

Metal Machine Operator

Flying Shear Operator

Cutting Machine Operator

Flattening Machine Operator

The tasks a Flattening Machine and Flying Shear Operator (Non-Ferrous Metal) is expected to perform include:

Flattening and shearing coiled strips to required dimensions by flattening machine and flying shear

Setting shearing distance, adjusting roll gaps (mechanically) and feeding coil strips into roller

Checking the thickness of flattened strip by micrometer or gauge before flying shear finally

Cutting the strip to required size

Maintaining the record of strips cut

Proficient in turning rheostats to adjust cutting action of shear according to specified length of product

Knowledge of starting shear and moving controls to raise and lower pinch rolls, adjusting guides, and opening closes shear gates

Ability to set up operating mill equipment to cut steel products to specified lengths

Ability to use hand tools sledge for installing knives in shear and guiding on roll stands

Knowledge of undertaking minor repairs

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Keen observer

Arm-hand steadiness

Problem solving skills

Ability to follow instructions

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of the 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 under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks may include repetitive motions of hands, illness, fever, standing for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, minor cuts, headache, breathing problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 140 to INR 190 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 250 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Iron & Steel Sector in India

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 at 1.05 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 lac 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 and steel manufacturing companies across India

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