Liquid Filterman

Rotary Drum Filterer

Box Filtration Operator

The tasks a Box Filteration Operator is expected to perform include:

Filtering liquids using rotary drum filtering screen

Opening the valves to regulate flow of solution into filter tanks and starting the drums

Rotating the valves to control vacuum in drum to draw liquid through filtering media and hold solid particles on drum

Observing intake side of drum to ascertain that scrapers remove solids from drum

Adjusting the drum rotation, lifter feed, or vacuum to obtain clear filtrate

Adding chemicals to destroy bacterial growth

Tending to washing sprays, setters or related equipment

Competent in filtering liquids using rotary drum filtering screen

Proficiency in operating rotary drum

Knowledge of chemicals, microbes and bacteria

Competent in inspection of equipment, structure or material


Knowledge of adding chemicals to destroy bacterial growth

Knowledge of tending to washing sprays, setters or related equipment

Ability to make minor repairs to equipment

Physically fit

Alert and attentive

Decision-making skills

Good observation skills

It requires one to be on their feet

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 company to company

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 minor injuries or infections, minor rashes or scalds in fingers, hands, eye strain, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to chemicals, chemical fumes and odours, etc.

For freshers - INR 240 to INR 340 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 400 to INR 500 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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 Box Filteration Operator.

Petrochemical and chemical companies in India

Cities and towns across India