Lift Operator

Crane Driver

Crane Operator

Minimum ?10th Pass

Certified training for EOT Crane Operator (programme aligned to ISC/Q0007 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

0-1 year with Diploma/B.Sc pass, otherwise 3-4 years with 10th pass

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have5-7 years relevant experience working under Crane Operator

The tasks an EOT Crane Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating overhead cranes for safe transfer of raw material, intermediaries and finished products within plant on receiving signal

Knowledge of the area of operation

Knowledge of associated equipment, accessories and components

Proficient in checking and ensuring that equipment is safe and ready to use

Ability to respond duringemergency situations e.g. power failures, fire and system failures

Knowledge of causes of common problems during operation of cranes and remedies

Ability to communicate effectivelyat the work place

Well-versed in various components of effective communication

Working knowledge of control system of cranes, mechanical structures, control system, gear box and pulleys

Operating knowledge of overhead cabin, pendant and remote control, different signalling signage system

Minimum 30 hours of hands on experience in crane operation

5S and safety practices

Working at heights, confined spaces & high temperatures

Ability to work independently and in teams


Analytical thinking

Physically fit

Problem solving attitude

High concentration levels

Willingness to work in factory environment

Normalcolour vision

Sharp reflexes

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 fromfactory 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 dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to toxic materials, fire, repetitious motion of arms, etc.

Occupational hazards include skin allergy,respiratory problem,burns, skeletal deformation, electric shock,etc.

For freshers - INR12,000 to INR15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR15,000 to INR30,000 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