Slitting Operator

Cutting Machine Operator

Slitter Operator

The tasks a Slitting Machine Operator (Non-ferrous Metal) is expected to perform include:

Operating slitting machines to cut edges lengthwise by disk cutters to get correct width

Measuring with steel tape or scale and setting distance of cutters fitted on two electrically operated shafts to required width

Starting machine, feeding coiled sheet through guides on to cutters (collected at other end by Labourers)

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, minor repairs and maintenance

Well-versed in sharpening dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels or lathes

Knowledge of starting airflow that blows cuttings away from kerfs

Ability to clean and lubricate machines

Proficient in measuring & examining completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications

Knowledge of operating drum coiling machine by switch for coiling sized sheets

Ability to maintain machine log and lot (material) tickets

Physically fit

Good judgement skills

Manual dexterity

Problem sensitivity

Arm-hand steadiness

Keen observer

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, standing for long hours, exposure to heat and noise, etc.

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

For fresher?s - INR 180 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 220 to INR 380 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 and steel manufacturing companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India