Match Stick Collector

Continuous Machine Operator Assistant

The tasks a Receiver (Match) is expected to perform include:

Receiving dried match sticks coming out of continuous machine in trays for delivering them to box filling section

Pushing trolley containing empty trays to side of continuous machine

Keeping empty trays on carrier of continuous machine for filling them with dried match sticks

Collecting filled trays from carrier and replacing them with empty trays from trolley

Dressing match sticks in trays evenly by padding them by hand or with flat wooden piece

Removing damaged and incomplete stick

Arranging filled trays on trolley racks and pushing loaded trolley to specified point

Ensuring that paraffin level in continuous machine is maintained at prescribed level

Filling container with liquid paraffin as necessary by opening paraffin tank tap

Competent in collecting dried match sticks coming out of continuous machine in trays

Competent in assisting the continuous machine operator

Proficiency in collecting empty trays and replacing it with filled trays

Knowledge of comparing size of match heads

Proficiency in removing damaged and incomplete stick

Well-versed with checking paraffin level in continuous machine

Will be updated

Ability to follow instructions

Physically fit

Attention to detail

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 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 heat, steam, toxic material or fumes, working in congested and cramped spaces, continuous exposure to water and chemicals, contaminated work spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-5 years experience or more - INR 350 to INR 400 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 Receiver (Match).

Chemical and petrochemical companies across India

Cities and towns across India