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
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
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