Filter Press Worker

Filter Press Machinist

The tasks a Filter Press Operator (Ceramics) is expected to perform include:

Operating filter press to filter and separate clay from water in slip

Covering filter plates of press with cloth or canvas

Closing the press, causing plates to come together, forming seal

Starting the machine and opening valve to pump slip into filter press, where clay is retained and water is squeezed out through filtering media

Stopping machine when specified pressure is indicated on gauges or when all slip in tank is pumped into press completely

Opening filter press plates and removing pressed clay between plates

Cleaning press and replacing damaged filter cloth or camods

Knowledge of turning the gear wheel to release tension of plates at completion of cycle

Ability to clean frames, screens, and filters, using scraper, steam, or compressed air hose

Well-versed with drawing samples for laboratory analysis

Will be updated

Ability to follow instructions

Physically fit

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Attention to detail

Problem-solving skills

Motor skills

Ability to focus for long hours

It requires 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

Chemical & petrochemical companies 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 mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include injuries, burns, mental and physical stress, breathing problems, uneasiness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to toxic material or fumes, working in congested and cramped spaces, continuous exposure to chemicals, contaminated work spaces, etc.

Will be updated

Industry Outlook of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Sector

Indian chemical industry generates around 70,000 commercial goods ranging from plastic to toiletries and pesticides to beauty products. It is regarded as the oldest domestic sector in India and in terms of volume it gives a sense of pride to India by featuring as the 12th largest producers of chemicals. With an approximate cost of US$ 28 billion, it amounts to 12.5% of the entire industrial output of India and 16.2% of its entire exports. Under Chemical industries some of the other rapidly emerging sectors are petrochemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Indian chemical industry comprises both small and large scale units, and presently, there are about 70,000 chemical manufacturing units located in the country. The industrys current turnover is about USD 30.8 billion which is 14 per cent of the total manufacturing output of the country.

Indian chemical industry is expected to register a growth of 8-9% in the next decade and is expected to double its share in global chemical industry to 5-6% by 2021.

Even though this industry is capital and technology intensive, the sector is a major avenue for large scale employment. The downstream plastic processing is the largest employer with over 3.53 million people deriving their livelihood from this sector. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Filter Press Operator (Ceramics).

Chemical and petrochemical companies across India

Cities and towns across India