Mixing Mill Operator (Match)

Chemical Paste Maker (Match)

Grinding Mill Operator (Match)

Will be updated

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Compoundingman (Match) is expected to perform include:

Operating a grinding and mixing mill to make compound for match heads and match box sides according to formulae

Preparing glue solution and maintaining it at specified temperature by keeping glue container in boiler

Weighing and measuring chemical ingredients according to formulae

Filling ball mill with chemical ingredients and adding prescribed quantity of water to it

Closing lid of ball mill and securing it tightly

Starting mill by operating hand lever and running it for specified period to make chemical paste

Knowledge of stopping mill opening lid and filling glue solution

Well-versed in closing lid of mill and again running it for required period to make match head compound of required consistency

Adept in stopping mill and emptying prepared compound into empty drum placed below

Knowledge of placing drum on platform of mixing machine platform to place stirring rod of machine immersed inside composition drum

Well-versed in starting machine to agitate stirring rod to mix composition to required consistency


Knowledge of stopping machine when ingredients are thoroughly mixed and removing drum to be collected by composition supplier or Tableman

Knowledge of keeping place clean and tidy

Eye for detail

Good observation skills

Motor skills

Good hand eye co-ordination

Good communication skills

Dexterity of hands

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

The job is considered to be hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include respiratory diseases, neurotoxicity, stress, fatigue, skin infections, burns, cuts, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to various chemicals, gas, fumes, skin contact with chemicals, solvents, sensitizers, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,500 to INR 10,500 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,500 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector in India

Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 Bn and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.

Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

The petrochemicals industry is a significant industry for the Indian economy. The growth of this industry is closely linked to economic growth of a country. Today, petrochemical products permeate the entire spectrum of daily use items and cover almost every sphere of life like clothing, housing, construction, furniture, automobiles, household items, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, packaging, medical appliances, electronics and electrical etc. The Indian petrochemical market has grown at a CAGR of 11% from USD 19.3 billion in FY11 to USD 24 billion in FY13. The demand for basic petrochemicals and end products petrochemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach 16 mmtpa and 19.5 mn tons by FY18 respectively.

The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

Chemical and petrochemical industry is human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world, currently the industry provide employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well.

Chemicals and petrochemical factories across India

Town and cities across India

Will be updated

Institute Of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Engineering Design And Power Training Institute, Delhi

Maharashtra Institute Of Technology, Pune

CISR, Indian Institute Of Petroleum, Dehradun