Boiler Attendant

Boiling Machine Operator

Tetryl Boiling Tub Operator

The tasks a Boiling-Tub Operator (Chemical) is expected to perform include:

Tending the tanks in which crude tetryl explosive or nitrocellulose is boiled and washed to remove acids and impurities

Admitting the batch of crude tetryl slurry to boiling tank

Starting the tank agitators and turning valve to admit steam to tank jacket to boil slurry for specified time

Pumping off water after the material has settled

Pumping fresh water through tank to wash tetryl and flushing away impurities

Knowledge of removing acids and impurities

Ability to operate tank agitators


Ability to test acidity of solution, using hydrometer or titration test

Ability to follow instructions

Good observation skills

Calm and composed

Decision-making skills

Dexterity of hands

Physically fit

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to tetryl explosives, acids, boiling slurry, etc.

Occupational hazards may include burns, irritation to the skin, illness, breathing problem, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector in India

Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.

Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

Chemical and petrochemical industry is a human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world. Currently the industry provide employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for the chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Boiling-Tub Operator (Chemical).

Chemical and petrochemical companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Directorate General of Employment and Training, New Delhi

Central Boiler Maintenance and Research Institute, India

Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Kerala