Box Friction Machine Man

Match Box Friction Machine Operator

Machine Operator

Minimum - 12th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Friction Machine Operator (Match) is expected to perform include:

Operating friction machine which applies friction composition on sides of match box and drying them in drying chamber of machine

Filling composition container of machine with required quantity of friction compound

Examining dried boxes coming out of the machine for any defects

Undertaking machine cleaning and maintenance work

Proficiency in starting machine and observing coating of friction compound on two sides of match box

Adept at checking machine pump to ensure that friction solution is pumped over rollers at regular intervals

Well-versed with adjusting rollers or aligning and fastening brushes, in machine

Knowledge of positioning roll of levelled and bande-rolled match boxes on feed conveyor

Proficiency in making necessary adjustments to machine for defect-free operation

Adept at cleaning and oiling machine

Will be updated

Good vision


Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility

Willing to work in a factory environment

Hardworking and persistent

It needs 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 maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to noise, undertaking machine maintenance work, exposure to chemicals, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, hearing problem, lung and respiratory deceases, skin deceases, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR 7000 to INR 8500 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 8500 to INR 9000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 9000 to INR 9500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Sector in India

Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.

Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

The petrochemicals industry is a significant industry for the Indian economy. The growth of this industry is closely linked to economic growth of a country. Today, petrochemical products permeate the entire spectrum of daily use items and cover almost every sphere of life like clothing, housing, construction, furniture, automobiles, household items, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, packaging, medical appliances, electronics and electrical etc. The Indian petrochemical market has grown at a CAGR of 11% from USD 19.3 billion in FY11 to USD 24 billion in FY13. The demand for basic petrochemicals and end products petrochemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach 16 MMTPA and 19.5 million tonnes by FY18 respectively.

The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

Chemical and petrochemical industry is a human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world. Currently the industry provides employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand, the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for the chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Friction Machine Operator (Match).

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