Tipper Operator

Dumper Operator

Minimum 8th standard or literate with 3 years of experience in driving heavy vehicles

Driving license compulsory

Certified training for Iron & Steel-Dumper Operator (programme aligned to ISC/Q0003 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

In lieu of minimum qualification, the incumbent should have 5 yearsexperience of driving heavy vehicles

Must have driving license and no previous history of accidents

The tasks an Iron & Steel-Dumper Operator is expected to perform include:

Driving a heavy specialized truck used to haul large volumes of overburden rock or ore over short distances

Using the body hoist control lever to tip the rear part of the truck in order to discharge its load to rear, bottom or one side of the truck

Checking that the safety systems are working properly

Performing basic maintenance of the Dumper

Knowledge of different types of Heavy Earth Moving Machines (H.E.M.M) and their uses

Well-versed with functioning of hydraulic systems in dumpers

Proficient in using different types of steering machines

Well-versed with general safety rules like loading, hauling, dumping, stocking and parking

Knowledge of introduction to diesel and petrol engines, their sub-components and function

Knowledge of different gears and their power transmission mechanism

Knowledge of traffic rules to be followed inside the steel plant

Ability to response to emergencies like correct way to use fire extinguisher, etc.

Proficient in using lifting jacks

Technical and gallery training

Refresher training if absent from work site for a period of one year or more before re-employment

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

High concentration levels

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to heavy equipment, fire, hearing issues, repetitive motion of arms, etc.

Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal disorder, workplace injuries, hypertension, etc.

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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 industrialisation 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 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.

Also, the recently released Union Budget 2014?15 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. India?s 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 500,000 people, but with the growing demand for iron and steel and increase in number of production units the employment in Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase.

Iron and steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India