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
Good communication skills
Problem solving skills
Attention to detail
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 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.
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.
Colleges and universities providing BTech or BSc in agriculture across India
Agricultural colleges and universities across India