Head Rougher, Metal Drawer

Repeater, Metal Drawer

Roughing Looper, Metal Drawer

Roller, Metal Drawer

The tasks a Looper, Metal Drawing is expected to perform include:

Passing the rod through a series of rolls to reduce it in to wire of the required specifications

Watching the approach of the rod, holding it with a pair of tongs and directing it through the roll

Removing scraps if necessary and also assisting in setting the height and different passes (steel dies of various sizes) of rolls

Knowledge of the use of tools like tongs and directing it into a roll

Well-versed in observing the approach of the rod

Adept with the procedure of reducing the rolls to wire as per the required specifications

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to remove scraps if necessary and also assist in setting the height and different passes (steel dies of various sizes) of rolls

Attention to detail

Judgement and decision-making skills

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this 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 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 listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include ergonomics, slips, trips, falls from height, electric shocks, burns, respiratory problems, back pain, etc.

Health hazards include working in confined spaces, physical hazards (noise, vibration, extreme temperatures, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation), exposure to asbestos, carbon mono-oxide (CO) gas, inhalable agents (vapours, gases, dusts and fumes), chemicals, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 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.

The Indian steel industry has entered a new era in 2007?08 and is riding on the resurgent economy and the growing development stage since the demand for steel. 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 500,000 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 the 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 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 in the iron and steel industry across towns and cities in India.

Iron and steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India