Metal Pickling

Metal Cleaner

The tasks a Picker is expected to perform include:

Removing the foreign matter and cleaning both ferrous and non-ferrous articles by dipping them in succession in acid and water baths

Loading the articles in cradles or in some hooking arrangement and dipping them in an acid bath or tank

Agitating the bath or tanks by moving the articles manually or mechanically for a few minutes depending on the type and condition of material

Transferring the articles mechanically or manually to the water bath or tank and washing the acids off by stirring them in the bath or tank

Proficient in examining and inspecting machines to detect malfunctions

Knowledge of draining, cleaning and refilling the machines or tanks at designated intervals, by using cleaning solutions or water

Ability to use hand tools and grease guns, to adjust, clean and lubricate the machine parts

Proficient in recording the gauge readings, processing times or test results in production logs

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Knowledge of using more than one acid bath or tank of varying concentration

Ability to dip articles in the alkaline tank for neutralizing the acid effect

Good judgement skills

Problem sensitivity

Keen observer

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 the repetitive motions of hands, standing for long hours, heat and cold stress, exposure to heat, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, breathing problems, burns, eyesight problems, skin allergies, 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