Dairy Technologist, Dairy Researcher

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor's degree in Dairy Technology/Agriculture

Will be updated

The tasks a Dairy Technologist is expected to perform include:Applying principles of bacteriology, chemistry, physics, engineering and economics to produce milk and milk products

Developing new and improved methods in production, preservation and utilization of milk, cheese, ice-cream, etc.Conducting experiments in preventing bacterial increase in milk during handling and processing

Improving pasteurization methods

Designing better packaging materials, dairy equipment or supplies

Managing sanitation, storage, etc. according to the product, such as ice-cream, cheese, etc.

Skilled in applying various scientific rules and principles to dairy production

Knowledge of various methods used to enhance production and preservation of milk/milk products

Efficient in conducting experiments and recording the results

Proficient in the upkeep and the management of health, safety and sanitation standards

Familiar with product specifications

Knowledge of pasteurization and/or fermentation methods

Knowledge of the latest advancements in the field of dairy technology

Knowledge of data analysis and research software

Will be updated

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Good communication skills

Problem solving skills

Team player

Attention to detail

Hard working





It is not a field job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Local travelling is not part of the job

Supervising a team of trainees or junior technologists is required

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Overtime may be required

Shift system is applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain, mental stress, injury to body while using sharp tools, etc.

For freshers ? INR 4,000 to INR 6,000 per monthFor candidates with experience ? INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of the Dairy Industry in India

According to a report by The Economic Times, dairy milk product market is likely to see 25% growth by 2019-20. The share of value added dairy products (VADP) in the milk and milk derivatives segment is expected to grow by around 25 per cent till 2019-20, Care Ratings said. Rising consumption coupled with better margins in VADPs is driving the dairy players to get into the growth and higher profitable trajectory, it said.

Product innovations are likely to accelerate India's dairy market which is anticipated to improve industry margins by attaining greater scale, higher capacity use and an increasing contribution from new milk variants. Further, the development of processing and packaging technology along with improvement in retail and cold storage infrastructure has increased the shelf life of dairy products.

In this scenario where every factor works in favour for the dairy industry, the employment opportunities for Dairy Technologists, scientists and researchers will see a tremendous growth in the future.

Dairy farms

Dairy co-operatives

Rural banks

Milk product processing and manufacturing industries

Quality control departments

Self-employed as consultants

Colleges and universities as teachers

Job openings are available in Mumbai, Pune, Kanpur, Chandigarh, Patiala, Gurgaon, Ambala, Mathura, Cuttack, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Coimbatore.