Digester Worker

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Will be updated

The tasks a Digester Operator, Wood is expected to perform include:Operating the digester to extract crude turpentine, quinine, catechu, etc. from woodchips or barks

Boiling woodchips or barks of specified species of trees in water

Releasing steam into the digester according to the requirement

Adjusting temperature and pressure at specified level by manipulating steam valves

Boiling the woodchips or barks for required time

Testing samples by titration or standard colour test to determine completion of cooking process

Draining the liquid from the digester into drums for further processing

Performing minor repair work of the equipment

Knowledge of the basic structure and components of the digester

Skilled in operating a digester

Knowledge of different crude products obtained from barks, twigs, etc. and the process parameters to obtain them

Proficient in controlling and monitoring different parameters of the digester like temperature, quantity of wood, etc.Knowledge of safety and environmental compliance

Skilled in handling the tools and equipment required for the job

Knowledge of the testing methods used to check the quality of different products

Will be updated


Hardworking and persistent


Ability to work independently Attention to detail Patient

It is not a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

May supervise a team of other Digester Workers Part-time and contractual jobs are not available

Local travelling is required

Working hours

Working is upto 8 hours everyday

Shift system maybe available 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 and dust

Occupational hazards include back/neck pains and injury to body or burns

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

Overview of Resin and Other Allied Industries in India

Turpentine (also called spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine and wood turpentine) is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin obtained from trees, mainly pine trees. The two primary uses of turpentine in the industry are as a solvent and as a source of materials for organic synthesis. Japan and India are other large importers of turpentine; supplies of resin and turpentine to India supplement indigenous production.

Resin Industry is one of the major industries based on non-wood forest produce. The main oleo-resin producing states in India are Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh.

Other products like quinine are extensively used for medical purposes. Catechu is used by the food industry. Similarly, other products from non-wood industry of trees have several uses. They are used in several industries and have high demand all over the world. As such, the job prospects for Digester Operator, Wood are growing and will continue to grow in the future.

Pulp and paper mills

Paint plants

Companies involved in the production of non-wood forest products

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities