Splint Drying Chamberman Match

Match Splint Drying Attendant

The tasks a Splint Drying Chamberman (Match) is expected to perform include:

Setting up the machine to dry and polish match splints

Collecting the match splints from bins and spreading them evenly in wooden chamber tray

Opening the bottom door of drying chamber

Pushing the chamber tray containing splints into its moving platform and closing the chamber door

Starting the machine to blow steam or hot air to heat furnace to desired temperature by regulating thermostats or by adjusting dampers

Opening the top door of chamber and removing chamber tray containing the dried splints after specified length of fine

Feeding dried splints into hopper of adjacent polishing chamber for getting dried splints polished in its revolving drum

Poking hopper of polishing chamber with wooden stick to remove choking and to push dried splints inside revolving polishing drum

Knowledge of operating the splint machine

Knowledge of methods for accident prevention

Proficiency in responding to emergencies like power failure, fire and system failure, etc.

Proficiency in using splints

Knowledge of cleaning using solvents

Knowledge of carrying splints from godown to bins

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to focus for long hours

High concentration levels

Willingness to work in factory environment

Problem-solving attitude

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 maybe 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 everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

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, exposure to asbestos, carbon monoxide (CO) gas, inhalable agents (vapours, gases, dusts and fumes), chemicals, etc.

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Overview of the Iron and Steel Sector

India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. The steel sector in India is almost a century old, and exhibits significant economic importance due to rising demand by sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, and automobiles, in domestic as well as international markets. The level of per capita consumption of steel is an important determinant of the socio-economic development of the country. India per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

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, galvanised coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent in 2015 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.

Also, the recently released Union Budget 201415 has paved the way for the development of the Indian steel sector with proposals for the construction of 100 smart cities and changes in the MMRD Act. Indias ranking in the global list for production of crude steel is all set to improve with increasing demand for domestic consumption in the years to follow.

Steel production in India is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Presently, the Indian iron and steel industry employs around 5,00,000 people, but with the growing demand for iron and steel and increase in number of production units, jobs for Splint Drying Chamberman (Match) in Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase.

Iron and steel companies across India

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