Food Technologist

Chemical Engineer Food

Minimum B. Sc. in Food Technology

Minimum experience of 10 to 15 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Technologist, Food is expected to perform include:

Developing new devises or improved techniques for processing, conservation, preservation, utilization and evaluation of contents of new food stuffs

Generating new food stuff suitable for human consumption and animal breeds from plant and animal life

Conducting research processes to create new and improved food products

Improving existing techniques to economize processing

Imparting better value and taste to food such as cold storage of perishable, meat, fish, etc.

Evolving better measures such as infestation control, fungicidal treatment and insecticidal storage, to protect foods from spoilage and damage

Examining food stuff for contamination, adulteration, food value, etc. by biochemical and nutrition tests and quality control measures

Controlling and guiding the transformation process such as blending, anti-oxidisation and micro-biological and sanitary measuring

Knowledge of the process involved in canning, pickling, dehydration of fruits and vegetables, etc.

Knowledge of infestation control, fungicidal treatment and insecticidal storage

Proficient in conducting biochemical and nutrition tests

Skilled in taking up quality control measures

Efficient in recovering useful and utilizable by-products from the waste of foodstuff

Skilled at transformation processes such as blending, anti-oxidization, microbiological, etc.

M. Sc. in Food Technology

Good communication skills

Good listening skills

Hard working


Team player


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to fumes from hazardous chemicals

For candidates with experience of 10 to 15 years - INR 1,00,000 to INR 1,25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the food industry of India have referred to this industry as the highest profit incurring sector considering the scope it has to offer for value addition. In particular the food processing industry in India has been recognized as a high-priority area. This is because the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.

The latest figures have revealed that the total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years as the country?s domestic food market is estimated to reach US$ 258 billion by 2015.

Considering all the world data the Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest with its retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at a rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. This indicates a vast scope for both investors and exporters.

Given these figures it is safe to say that the demand for a Technologist, Food is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Food processing units

Food packing units

Cities and towns across India