Abrasive Cutting and Slicing Machine Operator

Abrasive Die-Cutting Machine Operator

The tasks a Clicker Press Operator (Abrasive) is expected to perform include:

Operating the power press to cut pieces of abrasive material to desired specifications

Setting the die in machine in which material is to be cut

Starting the machine, feeding abrasive coated paper or cloth into machine and ensuring that operation proceeds correctly and making necessary adjustments to machine

Collecting the cut pieces from machine and bundling them

Oiling and cleaning of machine

Knowledge of feeding abrasive cloth or paper into machine

Well-versed with operating the machine and making required adjustments

Adept at collecting cut pieces and putting them together

Knowledge of setting die in machine in which material is to be cut

Knowledge of oiling and cleaning machine

Accuracy in work

Attention to details

Judgement and decision-making skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this 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 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. 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) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include ergonomics, slips, trips, falls from height, electric shock, burns, respiratory problems, back pain, etc.

Health hazards include working in confined spaces, physical hazards (noise, vibration, extreme temperatures, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation), exposure to asbestos, carbon monoxide (CO) gas, inhalable agents (vapours, gases, dusts and fumes), chemicals, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Iron and Steel Industry

The Indian steel industry is divided into primary and secondary sectors. The primary sector comprises a few large integrated steel providers producing billets, slabs and hot rolled coils. The secondary sector involves small units focused on the production of value-added products such as cold rolled coils, galvanized coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

India?s 33 per cent growth in steel production in the last five years was second only to China among the top five steel producing nations, according to data by World Steel Association (WSA). India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. Presently, the Indian steel industry employs around 500,000 people while the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Iron and Steel Sector in India

For four consecutive years, India has been world's fourth largest steel maker. India's steel production has gone up by 24 per cent during the last five years to 81.69 MT in 2013-14. Steel production was 65.84 MT in 2009-10. The production went up to 70.67 MT in 2010-11 and to 74.29 MT in 2011-12 and further to 78.42 MT in 2012-13. The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent this year and will touch a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent after FY17. Given the government's high focus on jump starting stalled projects, followed by pushing large flagship projects, including the freight and industrial corridors, it is expected that India will begin moving back on the path of materials intensive growth by the end of this year.

All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for Clicker Press Operator (Abrasive) in the iron and steel industry across towns and cities in India.

Iron and steel companies across India

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Vishvakarma (Pvt.) Industrial Training Institute, Rajasthan

Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir

Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute, Odisha