Electric Furnace Steelworker
Metalworker directing the technological process of steel casting in the electric furnace.
History of the Profession
The electrometallurgy of steel and ferroalloys emerged as a
Steel smelting is the second most significant process in the production of steel. This process has been development due to relatively low costs of EAFs, including large furnaces, short construction times and the usage of scrap metal. The construction of a large number of small factories resulted in a boom in the production of electric steel. As such, steel smelting proved to be financially beneficial (electric steel makes up 33% of steel produced around the world).
The widespread introduction of
The Electric Furnace Steelworker Today
Metalloinvest’s electric furnace steelworkers are highly qualified specialists. They study each stage of the technological process of steel casting for each steel type in great detail. Their duties include overseeing the correct fulfilling of the practical processes involved in maintaining the furnace, upkeep of the
Knowledge and Skills
The role of electric furnace steelworker involves the application of knowledge of the technological process of casting various steel types and alloys, the equipment specifications and manuals, the basics of electronics, methods for the intensification of casts, the types of electrode holders, and mechanisms for moving electrodes. The steelworker should understand the physical and chemical characteristics and composition of charge and priming materials, deoxidants, alloying additions, as well as the nominal capacity and permissible load of furnace transformers. The electric furnace steelworker is in charge of team of assistants. The specialist in this role must be aware of the regulations of occupational safety and health and be able to provide first aid assistance.
This profession demands a high level of responsibility,
With sufficient work experience, a higher vocational education, and leadership qualities, the steelworker can be transferred to the position of technical engineering overseer, managing particularly challenging areas of production. Further promotion up the career ladder depends on the accrual of professional skills, and suggestion of innovative ways to increase the efficiency of production. Many managers of