Wood Impregnator

Wood Ingestor

Wood Preservation Technician

The tasks an Impregnator, Wood is expected to perform include:

Treating wood with chemical to protect it against decay or parasites

Mixing chemicals in prescribed ratio in open tanks or vats

Heating the chemical mix to required temperature and checking its strength

Assessing moisture content of wood and getting it dried

Dipping wood products in tank manually or using crane, rods etc. as necessary

Controlling temperature of solution, determining amount of impregnation

Keeping wood products immersed in preservative solution for prescribed period

Knowledge of different types of wood, such as Sheesham, Mango, Teak, Rosewood, Plywood and Particle Wood

Knowledge of the chemicals used

Proficient in preservation and impregnation methods for wood

Well-versed in the moisture testing methods

Well-versed in controlling temperature of solution, determining amount of impregnation required

Ability to brush, paint or inject preservative on wood or treat it with gas

Good observation skills

Ability to follow instructions

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Wood & carpentry units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include infection and scars to fingers and palm, slips & falls, muscular pains, tiredness, etc.

Health risks include exposure to chemicals and preservatives, heating the chemicals, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per month

For candidates with 4 years of experience or more - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

An Overview of the Indian Wood and Carpentry Sector

Indian Furniture Industry is estimated to be more than 60,000 crore. The industry is dominated by unorganized sector, which constitutes 90% of the total Indian market. Indian wooden furniture industry is able to generate approximately a turnover of 3,500 crore annually. The market of wooden furniture solely owns the share of nearly 60 crore. And as per one of the survey done recently, the industry is expected to grow by 20 percent in coming time.

There are numerous opportunities in India for business of Furniture as the household has increased its income while the economy is reaching to new horizons of developments. There are opportunities like start up a business or work as an interior decorator of furniture, or the supplier of the furniture to the local market from the national market. Minimum qualification is required for any candidate to start up the job in this industry.

The sector currently employs over 4.11 million employees and is slated to employ more than 11.29 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 7.2 million jobs in the 9 year period. The period 2017-22 will see a higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2013-17 due to expected changes in consumer preferences and penetration of organized furnishing services in tier-I and tier-II towns.

Wooden impregnation plants across India

Towns and cities across India