Converter Attendant

Convertor Operator

The tasks a Converter Operator (Grain-Feed Mills) is expected to perform include:

Controlling the converter to change starch into glucose or corn syrup

Testing products to verify purity (specified dextrose content)

Turning valves to admit steam and water into converter

Introducing starch into converter so that cooking occurs as starch is added

Detecting formation of paste from the sound of cooking process and adding acid, as necessary, to reduce viscosity

Closing the converter and turning valve to attain specified pressure

Drawing off samples, and making standard iodine and alcohol titration tests

Turning valves to blow syrup into tank when tests indicate conversion is complete

Proficient in the process of changing starch into glucose or corn syrup

Competent in improving plant quality, efficiency and safety

Proficient in testing products to verify purity

Well-versed with using measuring tools or equipment

Will be updated

Follow instructions

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Motor skills

Ability to focus for long hours

It requires one to be on their feet

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
Chemical and 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 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 water and chemicals, contaminated work space, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 250 per day

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR 300 to INR 450 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 12 largest producers of chemicals. With an approximate cost of $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.

Chemical and petrochemical companies across India

Chemical and petrochemical companies across the country.