Evaporation Operator

Pan Operator

Vacuum Pan Operator

Minimum Graduate in any field

Will be updated

The tasks an Evaporator Operator is expected to perform include:

Charging and operating evaporating tank, vacuum-pan to concentrate solutions by driving off excess water content

Pumping weak (liquid) solution into evaporator tank or pan

Operating vacuum pump to obtain vacuum in pan, if required

Regulating flow of steam into heater coils of evaporator

Testing concentration of solution using instruments or simple chemical tests

Making necessary adjustments to temperature and pressure to obtain required solution

Pumping concentrated solution from evaporator for auxiliary heating

Implementing safety measures in regard to operation of plant and machinery and handling and processing materials

Oiling and maintaining the machinery

Competent in operating evaporating tank and vacuum pan

Proficiency in regulating flow of steam into the heater coils of the evaporator

Competent in making temperature and pressure changes as required

Ability to perform simple chemical tests

Well-versed with maintaining plant and machinery

Knowledgeable about health hazards and safety guidelines


Knowledge of tending auxiliary equipment such as settling tanks, preheating tanks, condensers and cooling equipment

Ability to treat solutions, such as those of glue, glycerine, glucose and caustic soda and be designated accordingly

Physically fit

Motor skills

Alert and attentive

Good observation skills

Diligent and hardworking

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 company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include major scalding, injuries, rashes on fingers, hands, and other body parts, eye injuries, suffocation, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to abrasive machine and parts, chemical products, scraps or fine pieces of material flying around, sharp instruments, loud noise, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(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 Evaporator Operator.

Petrochemical and chemical companies in India

Cities and towns across India