Food Processing Foreman

Food Processing Supervisor

Minimum B. Tech (Production/Industrial)

Minimum experience of 10 to 11 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Food Processing is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding the workers engaged in the processing and preserving of food

Preserving and canning food stuff, making biscuits, candy, chocolate, sweet-meats, etc. by mechanical, manual or combined operations as necessary

Monitoring the heating and baking temperatures

Supervising that the mixing is of proper quality

Supervising the quantity of ingredients

Ensuring the quality and rate of production

Maintaining the prescribed records

Adjusting the machines and equipment that are brought in for use

Designating work to the workers according to the various sections of work

Knowledge of the different activities involved in the processing and preserving of food products

Skilled in parching food grains, crushing and pressing oil seeds, etc.

Skilled at doing mechanical, manual or combined operations of production

Knowledge of the baking temperatures and other adjustment requirements of various machines and equipment

Not required

Good communication skills

Leadership skills

Hard working


Team player

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Food Processing Workers

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?

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

For candidates with experience of 10 to 11 years - INR 25,000 to INR 66, 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 Supervisor and Foreman, Food Processing is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Food processing units

Food packing units

Cities and towns across India