Confectionery Pan Operator

Coating Machine Operator

Revolving Pan Operator

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2 years of experience required

The tasks a Panman is expected to perform include:

Operating steam heated revolving pan to coat items such as candy, nuts and chewing gum tablets with syrup, wax colouring matter or polish

Dumping products into pan and starting revolving of the pan

Pouring specified quantity of syrup over whirling candy or other products slowly, and passing hands through batch to spread syrup uniformly

Managing steam valve to heat pan and heat almonds, nuts or other centres in pan

Examining product to determine adequacy of coating

Applying successive charges of syrup until specified coating thickness is attained

Adding flavouring and colouring ingredients in final coating as specified

Mixing together and applying emulsified or dry ingredients such as gum solution, corn-starch, and powdered sugar to the product

Transferring contents to polishing pans

Setting temperature controls and starting blower to dry the syrup

Ability to handle pan and other related equipment

In-depth knowledge of syrups and other key ingredients used in the process

Ability to measure and pour ingredients over spinning pans

Knowledge of criticality of temperature during the process

Knowledge of different flavours of the candies

Knowledge of latest coating techniques used in confectionery manufacturing

Knowledge of decorating the candies according to the instructions

Not applicable




Manual dexterity


Good time-management skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

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

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution in world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32% of the country?s total food market, 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 Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70% of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104%, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. The Indian gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 20%. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

With increasing demand of quality food and food products in India, the employment for this sector is on a rise. A Panman is an important professional when it comes to the production of confectionery, and job opportunities for this role are bound to increase as the industry grows.



Sweet shops

Food processing industry

Cities and towns across India