Grain Roaster

Minimum No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Parcher (Food Grain) is expected to perform include:

Roasting wheat, gram, maize, peanuts and other food grains

Putting the requisite quantity of sand in the pan and placing the pan in a hot oven

Allowing the sand to heat up in the pan

Inserting the product in the pan and mixing it with hot sand for roasting, using a long metal ladle

Removing the pan from the oven when the product is properly roasted

Sifting the roasted product from the sand using a sieve and allowing the sand to fall in the pan

Collecting the product and repeating the process till all the food grain is parched

Maintaining the proper temperature of the oven by regulating the fuel

Preparing the grain for roasting by soaking it in water and then drying it

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of the temperature required for parching food grains

Skilled in soaking and drying grains before parching

Skilled in the entire process of food parching

Manual dexterity

Not applicable





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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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.

India has seen progress in agricultural output as it has quadrupled its food grain production since independence in the last three decades. Recent estimates reveal that the demand for food grains alone is rising by 200 to 250 million tons in countries with growing population like India.There is also growth in the food mills in India. Therefore, the career of Parcher (Food Grain) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Food processing companies

Food grain companies

Cities and towns across India