Milker, Machine Milker, Machine Milking

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Milker, Machine is expected to perform include:Guiding cows and buffaloes into stanchion

Cleaning teats and udders with disinfectant

Squeezing teats to collect sample of milk in strainer cup

Examining sample for curd and blood

Operating the milking machine and attaching cups to teats to extract milk from the cattle

Dipping cups of machine into disinfectant solution after each animal is milched

Emptying milk receptacles

Cleaning and sterilizing equipment

Pasteurizing milk and preparing products such as ghee, butter, curd, paneer, etc.Marketing and selling the milk and milk products

Skilled in milking the cattle using milking machines and equipment without any supervision

Proficient in using the milking machine

Proficient in the maintenance and upkeep of milking machine and milk cooling equipment

Ability to detect cattle with milk which is unsuitable for human consumption

Efficient in excluding unfit cattle from the milk supply chain

Efficient in understanding animal psychology and behaviour

Skilled in cattle handling, driving, identification and segregation of cattle

Knowledge of how to treat animals with medication and recording all treatments

Skilled in preparing, marketing and selling milk and milk products

Knowledge of how to maintain artificial climate control for the cattle

Knowledge of how to maintain hygiene and cleanliness in the work area

Knowledge of the latest technological advancements related to milking equipment

Proficient in basic arithmetic Proficient in basic veterinary science

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent



It is a field job

Work from home is not available Part-time jobs and contractual work maybe available

May require supervising other farm workers

Local travelling maybe a part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common during gestation period and after the birth of offspring

Shift system is applicable as per farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, fertilizers, manure, dust, chemicals, dirt, foul odours, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body, accidents, etc. while using sharp tools, heavy machinery or tending to animals

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day4(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Emerging Trends in Dairy Sector of India5

Based on estimates by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the demand for milk is likely to reach 180 million tonnes by 2022.

To supply the market, an average incremental increase of 5 million tonnes per annum over the next15 years is required ? a doubling of the average incremental rate achieved over thepast15 years. In the absence of sufficient increased production, India will need to rely on the world market for imports.

In 2002, the Milk and Milk Products Order (MMPO) ushered in major policy changes friendly to the private sector and a momentum of activity that is likely to increase dramatically in the coming years.

Large Indian and multinational corporations, such as Reliance, Pepsi and Coca-Cola, are planning significant investments. Milking demands and jobs are going to increase, following the potential investment scenario.


Dairy farm owners Company owned farms

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities6