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

Operating the skiving machine to remove abrasive grain from abrasive coated cloth

Bevelling the edges and joining ends to form endless band

Starting the machine and feeding ends of abrasive band by hand through revolving grinding wheel to remove coated abrasive grains to reduce thickness of material

Repeating the same skive process as per requirement

Proficiency in operating skiving machine

Knowledge of examining finished process of skiving and ensuring that they are uniform


Knowledge of oiling and cleaning the machine

Physically fit

Good judgement skills

Keen observer

Manual dexterity

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 exposure to dust, heat, etc.

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

For freshers - INR 115 to INR 222 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 222 to INR 380 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 of Iron & Steel professionals like Skiving Machine Operator (Abrasive) 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