Reeling Machine Operator

Reel Fitter

The tasks a Reeling Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Tending to the continuous supply of wire to the lead bath for coating and reeling of the finished wire

Mounting the reels on the shaft and drawing wires through the lead, acid and washing baths to the other side

Fixing the ends to the empty reels mounted on the electrically driven shaft

Starting the motor and watching the smooth running of wires

Changing the reels and joining the ends of the wires whenever required

Stopping the motor and pulling out the wire in case of breakage

Ability to set up, operate or tend machines to draw metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars or structural shapes

Knowledge of inserting the wire into the machine to feed the mechanism, starting the machine and monitoring the machine operation

Proficient in reeling extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Will be updated

Good team player

Ability to follow instructions

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is 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 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 suitable for candidates with OL (One Leg), LV (Low Vision) and HH (Hearing Impaired)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include standing for long hours, noise, exposure to dust, etc.

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

For freshers - INR 11,000 to INR 22,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 14,000 to INR28,000 per month

(This figure are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the 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 the 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 at 1.05 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 the 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).

The iron & steel sector represents around 90,000 crores of capital and directly provides employment to over 5 lac people. The 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 for construction and the demand for iron & steel is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian steel in the international market.

Iron & steel manufacturing companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India