Heat Treatment Technician

Furnace Operator

Minimum ? 12th(Chemistry stream)

Certified training for Heat Treatment Technician or Furnace Operator (programme aligned to ASC/Q 3901 released by Automotive Skills Development Counil)

2-3 years experience in the field of a heat treatment technical occupation

The tasks a Heat Treatment Technician/Furnace Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating various furnaces for heat treatment processes

Loading and unloading jigs/workpieces into the furnace

Maintaining the cycle time for different treatment phases

Following process parameters as per the given instructions

Installing and removing thermal heating pads

Knowledge of the different type of furnaces and process nuances

Basic knowledge of the metallurgical properties of the materials

Knowledge of material required, work order and process requirements

Ability to handle solvents and anti-carburizing paste

Knowledge of the basic principles of geometry and drawing

Understanding the ERP systems within the organization

Knowledge of the safety aspects associated with furnace operations and heat treatment process

Physically fit

No colour blindness

Manual dexterity

Technical knowledge of metallurgy and heat treatment processes

Course in Heat Treatment from an ITIUnderstanding of 5S and safety

Ability to read and write in Hindi or any other regional language


Team player

Ability to work in a high temperature work environment

Quality conscious


It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime and shift system maybe involved according to the company norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like accidents, severe burns, etc.

Health risks include exposure to high temperatures, toxins, ashes, etc.

For candidates with experience ?INR15,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Automotive Industry in India

The Indian automobile industry, the sixth largest automobile producer in the world, is one of the potential future markets in the world. The Indian automobile market has grown from a seller-dominated market in the 1980?s to a consumer-dominated market today. The auto industry of India has grown substantially and is expected to grow further at a CAGR of more than 10% over the next 7 years. Indian automobile industry is well positioned in terms of demography and geography as it can service both domestic demands as well as cater to the increasing demand in export markets. This rise of the automotive industry can be attributed to various factors like growing economy, rising prosperity, increasing disposable income among consumers, easily accessible finance options, and an increase in the working population of the country.

Decline in Cooking Coal Prices

Cooking coal prices have declined around 16% in the first quarter of 2014-15 (Q1FY15) over the previous quarter, and the same contract prices have been rolled over in Q2FY15. This followed a 13% decline in cooking coal prices over the whole of FY'14. "With the exchange rate remaining largely stable in FY'15 till date, the price decline has provided a relief to the blast furnace operators in the country, which import cooking coal for producing steel," ICRA Senior Vice-President and Co-Head (Corporate Sector Ratings) Jayanta Roy said.

The job of a Heat Treatment Technician or Furnace Operator is very important for manufacturing units in all industries. As the manufacturing auto industry grows, so will the demand for this profile.

Mechanical assembly plants

Cities across India