Metal Normalizer

Metal Softener

The tasks an Annealer, Metal is expected to perform include:

Annealing the metals by heating and cooling, for easy machining, rolling, bending, etc. and for relieving internal stress caused by working or by unequal contraction in casting

Starting the furnace and heating material in it, up to required temperature for specified time depending upon type and size of material

Stopping the furnace and allowing material to cool down inside it

Annealing copper by heating and immediately quenching in water

Packing annealing by putting material in sealed box and by heating and cooling it in furnace

Knowledge of relieving internal stress in casting

Well-versed with annealing metal by heating and immersing in water immediately

Adept at operating furnace and heating metal to the adequate temperature

Knowledge of cooling the material inside the furnace by stopping it at the right intervals

Knowledge of engaging in normalizing (removing stress) fatigued metal parts by process of repeated heating and cooling in air

Knowledge of cooling material in sand, lime or ash if working on open furnace

Knowledge of packing annealing by putting material in sealed box and by heating and cooling it in furnace

Adaptability and flexibility

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Physically fit

Good hand-eye co-ordination

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 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 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 in 2015 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 is only going to increase the job opportunities for Annealer, Metal and other professionals 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

AMIE (I) Study Circle, Roorkee

National Institute of Planning And Technology, Veraval

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur