Charcoal Burner, Charcoal Making, Forest Product Processors

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Charcoal Burner, Wood is expected to perform include:Operating kiln at wood felling site to convert wood into required quality and type of charcoal
Stacking wood according to the size in the kiln
Placing kindling in kiln to start fire
Sealing the top of kiln with mud plaster once optimum heat is created
Determining proper burning of charcoal by observing the colour of smoke emitting from the draught holes Regulating formation of charcoal by opening and closing draught holes as required
Sealing cracks and draught holes with mud plaster to smother fire once charcoal has been formed Using shovel to remove charcoal once kiln cools down

Thorough knowledge of charcoal manufacturing process
Skilled in operating a kiln
Knowledge of different qualities of charcoal and the process parameters to obtain them
Proficient in controlling and monitoring different parameters of the kiln like temperature, quantity of wood, etc.Knowledge of safety and environmental compliance
Skilled in handling the tools and equipment required for the job

Will be updated

Physically fit
Hardworking and persistent
Ability to work independently
Attention to detail

It is a field job
Work from home is not applicable
Need not handle a team
Part-time and contractual jobs are available
Local travelling is not part of the job
Working hours
Working is upto 9 hours everyday
Shift system maybe involved
Overtime maybe required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to smoke, fumes, extreme heat, dust, etc.Occupational hazards include back/neck pains, burns, physical injury, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR100 to INR400 per day (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Charcoal Demand in India

Charcoal can be an excellent domestic fuel. It can be made from virtually any organic material, like wood, straw, coconut shells, rice husks, bones, etc. Among wood, usually the hardwood species are preferred for charcoal making. Charcoal is used for cooking of food for home consumption in urban areas, and partly for commercial purposes (e.g. restaurants and eateries), traditional industrial and commercial activities of numerous types (i.e. activities related to food, agro and metal-processing; industries based on forest products, minerals or textile products; or industrial/commercial activities of miscellaneous types). In India, charcoal is often used to provide heat for ironing, and little for domestic cooking.

In Ahmedabad, India, it is reported that, besides the laundry units which are significant consumers of traded charcoal for ironing of clothes, the middle class people also used some briquettes made of charcoal dust for household cooking (RWEDP, 1993a). Other end-uses of charcoal were, among others, lead extraction and metal processing, coriander seed processing, roadside catering and food vending, and student hostels. Industrial applications of charcoal included manufacturing of incense sticks and extraction of calcium carbonate from limestone. In Gujrat State of India, charcoal making is an established activity, which is providing employment and income to the poor in the drought-prone areas. The ever-increasing demand for charcoal in India projects a large number of job vacancies for Charcoal Burner, Wood.

Agriculture farms
Cement factories

Job openings are in Tier III cities