Car Operator Ferro Alloys

Minimum Class X Pass

Certified training for Stoking Car Operator: Ferro Alloys (programme aligned to ISC/Q1101 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

Training in:

Importance of covering the furnace with Charge mix

Equipment which are carrying currents and precaution while operating the car

Must have valid driving license

5S and safety procedures

Hazards associated with working at heights, confined spaces & high temperatures

0 to 1 year with ITI Pass, otherwise 2 to 3 years with Class 10th pass

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have minimum 4 to 5 years working experience in driving medium/heavy vehicles

The tasks a Stoking Car Operator: Ferro Alloys is expected to perform include:

Inspecting the stoking car and ensuring it is in proper condition

Ensuring run/drives on the shop floor for stoking the charge and to release the gases between the electrodes without touching the electrodes

Covering the arc properly and distributing the charge uniformly

Carrying out basic maintenance of the stoking car

Adept in operating different types of heavy earth moving machines (H.E.M.M)

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

Well-versed with different gears and their power transmission mechanism

Knowledge of different types of steering mechanisms

Knowledge of the functioning of hydraulic systems in stoking car

Knowledge of service brakes and parking brakes

Well-versed with instrument panels, their location and operation

Knowledge of controls, levers and switches in order to operate the stoking car properly

Adept with basic physics and mechanics involved in various functions of the stoking car

Knowledge of response to emergencies e.g. fire

Proficient in the need for lubrication and its proper way and knowledge of all points where it is required

Not applicable


Good driver

Physically fit

Normal colour vision

Analytical skills

Problem solving attitude

High concentration levels

Sharp reflex

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not 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 mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to heavy equipment, etc.

Occupational hazards include sickness absenteeism, morbidity, workplace injuries, musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, etc.

Will be updated

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?s 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 plants across India

Iron and steel plants across India