Abrasive Wheel Tester

Grinding Machine Operator

Grinding Wheel Tester

Machine Operator

The tasks a Speeder Machine Operator (Abrasive Wheel) is expected to perform include:

Speed the testing abrasive wheels on electric testing machine over normal operating speed to ensure that wheels are free from cracks

Opening the protective hood of machine and fitting securely finished abrasive wheel on hub of electric testing machine by tightening nuts and bolts using flanges, washers and bushes and closing hood door

Observing the meter readings to check and ensure that wheel disc is revolving at set speed without cracking

Stopping machine after set period of running or earlier if disc cracks

Placing tested discs at specified point

Knowledge of operating various machines like abrasive wheels, electric testing machine, etc.

Ability to adjust meter and arbour of wheel to set machine for specified number of revolutions

Proficient in starting and running machine at specified test speed and test period

Ability to stencil on wheel working speed in r.p.m.

Physically fit

Good team player

Manual dexterity

Good observation skills

Arm-hand steadiness

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 considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

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

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

For freshers - INR 121 to INR 216 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 250 per day

(This figure are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of 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 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 at1.05 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 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).

Iron & Steel sector represents around 90,000 crores of capital and directly provides employment to over 5 lacs people. 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 of construction sector the demand of 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

Will be updated

Advanced Training Institute, Sion

Ministry of Labour & Employment (DGE&T)

Department of Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur