Dairy Worker

Dairy Farm Worker

The tasks a Dairy worker, General is expected to perform include:

Performing all or several tasks in the preparation of various dairy products

Pasteurizing raw milk or other dairy products to remove harmful bacteria

Developing bacterial culture for use in making butter, buttermilk, cheese and other products

Separating the cream from the milk and churning it into butter

Curdling the milk and converting the curd into cheese

Making ice-cream

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Basic knowledge of fermentation and microbiology

Familiar with the different types of dairy by-products

Knowledge of all the processes/procedures involved in making dairy products

Skilled in processes like pasteurization, fermentation, etc.

Manual dexterity

Not required




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 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of the Food Industry Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector. The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at a rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020.

Since the White Revolution, India's milk industry has grown manifold and is one of the biggest in the world. India?s dairy market is multi-layered. India?s large consumption market, its existing milk supplies and established consumer preference for dairy products have encouraged many global dairy companies. The Indian food processing industry is on an assured track of growth and profitability, thanks to the rapid advances in developing food technologies that are essential for the conversion of farm produce into usable food items. The growing manufacturing market of milk products has created ample of opportunities for Dairy Workers. Therefore, the role of Dairy Worker, General has a bright future in India.

Milk plants

Food processing companies

Dairy shops

Cities and towns across India