Metal Spraying

Metal Spray Gun Operator

Thermal/Metal Spraying



The tasks a Metal Sprayer is expected to perform include:

Spraying the metal on worn out metal part either for increasing size or for coating them

Fixing the part in lathe and fastening the spray gun in the tool post of the lathe

Pushing the wire-feed through the hole in the spray gun

Connecting the rubber pipe with oxygen, acetylene and the compressed air container through the respective nozzles of the gun and regulating the valves for their correct supply

Igniting the mixture with flint

Ability to operate or start the lathe machine to revolve the part for the uniform application of metal

Proficient in adjusting the wire?feed of the spraying gun

Ability to move the gun to and fro for even spray of metal on the portion to be sprayed

Good knowledge of examining sprayed metals on time for size or uniform coating

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Knowledge of different types of fixtures

Ability to operate the spray gun manually

Good judgement skills

Problem sensitivity

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of 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 considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to dust, heat and cold stress, exposure to heat, etc.

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

For freshers - INR 115 to INR 250 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 250 to INR 380 per day

(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 and steel manufacturing companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India