Abrasive Roll Winder

Abrasive Roll Machine Operator

Roll Machine Operator

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

Operating the roll winding machine to wind abrasive paper or cloth coming in continuous lengths, into rolls of the prescribed size

Fixing the empty spool to the machine and clamping it securely

Drawing the roll of paper or cloth by hand coming from the drying chamber and rolling it over the empty spool giving it a few turns for holding it firmly

Starting the machine and observing the winding of abrasive cloth or paper on the spool

Stopping the machine after the roll attains the prescribed size

Removing the rolled material from the machine using hoist equipment and continuous operation with the new spool

Knowledge of operating the roll winding machine

Ability to tend machines that wind paper or cloth onto spools

Ability to maintain the continuous flow of rolls

Well-versed in adjusting machine settings such as speed or tension to produce the final output

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness


Ability to oil and clean machine

Good judgement skills

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 suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include the repetitive motions of hands, standing for long hours, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, minor cuts, headaches, breathing problems, 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

(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

Will be updated

WLC College India, Mumbai

State Directorate of Craftsmen Training, Goa

Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute, Orissa

Essar Academy for Steel, Surat