Abrasive Wheel Sizer

Abrasive Sizer

Metal Sizer

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

Operating the automatic sizing machine to coat glue on abrasive coated cloth or paper

Drawing of abrasive coated paper or cloth roll from drying chamber of abrasive making machine

Observing operation of drawing and passing of abrasive coated cloth or paper through rolls above glue container where thin layer of glue coating is applied to abrasive coated material for fixing it, and thereafter through drying chamber to take down machine

Stopping machine, if paper or cloth gets stuck up

Reporting to superiors if machine does not function properly

Proficiency in operating automatic sizing machine

Ability to release blocks and restart the machine

Knowledge of filling glue tank machine with glue

Knowledge of feeding drawings of abrasive coated paper or cloth roll into sizing machine?s rolls


Knowledge of oiling and cleaning machine

Physically fit

Good communication skills

Manual dexterity

Good observation skills

Arm-hand steadiness

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of job role

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 eye injuries, exposure to dust and noise, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, breathing problems, hearing problem, 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

(These figures 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 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 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 lakh 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 for Iron & Steel professionals like Sizing Machine Operator (Abrasive Wheel) is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian steel in the international market.

Iron and steel manufacturing companies across India

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

WLC College India, Matunga

State Directorate of Craftsmen Training, Goa

Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute, Orissa

Essar Academy for Steel, Surat