Candy Manufacturing Worker

Plate Worker

The tasks a Plate Worker, Confectionery is expected to perform include:

Preparing syrup made by cooker operator by mixing colour, flavour, etc. on iron plate

Cutting and forming candies of desired size and shape

Spreading candy on iron plate table fitted with cold water container at bottom

Adding specified amount of colouring and flavouring agents

Mixing ingredients until colouring and flavouring are uniformly distributed

Examining, feeling and tasting product to evaluate colour, texture and flavour

Draining out hot water from container and replacing it with cold water to make cooling effective

Handing over product to machine man for further processing

Knowledge of all the flavouring and decorating techniques used for making candies

Skilled in examining the final product

Knowledge of temperature control required while making candies

Skilled in assessing the colour, texture and flavour of the candies

Not applicable





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 is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 10/12 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 12,000 to INR 20,000 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. Plate Worker, Confectionery is an important professional when it comes to the production of confectionery. There is a high demand for professionals like this in India as well as abroad as the candy making industry has seen ample growth in the recent past.

Food manufacturing/processing companies

Candy/chocolate manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India