Non-Ferrous Metal Moulding Machine Operator

Non-Ferrous Metal Machinist

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

Setting up and operating continuous casting machine to produce tubes and rods

Threading the graphite die into bottom of crucible, which holds molten metal during casting process

Placing the water jacket around die and connecting water lines

Inserting a metal bar (starting tip) through die into crucible where it provides weld with molten metal

Inserting a metal extension rod through driving roller and threading it to starting tip

Regulating the speed of rollers to draw extension rods, starting tip and molten metal through die in continuous casting process

Knowledge of connecting water lines and placing water jacket around die

Well-versed with operating and setting up a casting machine

Adept at regulating molten metal through die for continuous casting process

Knowledge of threading graphite die into bottom of crucible

Will be updated

Adaptability and flexibility

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to follow instructions

Good communication skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. 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

Occupational hazard includes stress, fatigue, skin infections, burns, etc.

Health hazard includes exposure to carbon monoxide gas, fumes, dust, skin contact with chemicals, solvents, sensitizers, hot molten metal, etc.

For freshers - INR 12,500 to INR 15,500 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 15,500 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Iron and Steel Industry

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, galvanized coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

India?s 33 per cent growth in steel production in the last five years was second only to China among the top five steel producing nations, according to data by World Steel Association (WSA). India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. Presently, the Indian steel industry employs around 5,00,000 people while the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Iron and Steel Sector in India

For four consecutive years, India has been world's fourth largest steel maker. India's steel production has gone up by 24 per cent during the last five years to 81.69 MT in 2013-14. Steel production was 65.84 MT in 2009-10. The production went up to 70.67 MT in 2010-11 and to 74.29 MT in 2011-12 and further to 78.42 MT in 2012-13. 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.

All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for Casting Machine Operator (Non-Ferrous Metal) in the iron and steel industry across towns and cities in India.

Iron and steel companies across India

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute, Puri

Nettur Technical Training Foundation, Bengaluru

National Institute of Planning and Technology, Veraval