Beehive Kiln Operator

Lime Kiln Operator

Chemical Kiln Operator

Coal Burner

Kiln Firer

Kiln Burner

The tasks a Charcoal Burner, Beehive Kiln (Chemical) expected to perform include:

Operating a series of beehive kilns to produce charcoal

Placing the kindling in kiln and starting fire

Sealing the top of kiln when specified temperature is attained, using cement and hand trowel

Observing the colour of smoke as it issues through draft holes in kiln bottom to ensure burning of charcoal as specified

Opening and closing the draft holes, using bricks, to regulate forming of charcoal

Sealing the draft holes and cracks in kiln with cement to smother fire when charcoal has been formed

Knowledge of feeding fuel such as coal and coke, etc. into kilns

Ability to remove ashes from furnaces, using shovels and buckets

Proficiency in using scrapers, solvents, air hoses, oil and hand tools to clean, lubricate and adjust equipment

Adept at watching gauges, dials or other indicators of equipment or systems and adjusting it accordingly

Well-versed with sealing kiln doors, closing fuel valves and fire boxes

Will be updated

Ability to follow instructions

Good observation skills

Problem-solving skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include respiratory diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, weakness, fatigue, skin infections, dizziness, nausea, leukaemia, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to smoke, chemicals, solvents, sensitizers, etc.

For freshers - INR 110 to INR 180 per day

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 125 to INR 280 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical & Petrochemical 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 provide 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 Charcoal Burner, Beehive Kiln (Chemical).

Chemical & petrochemical companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

National Power Training Institutes across India

International Council for Management Studies, Chennai

Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Kothrud, Pune

National Council for Cement And Building Materials, Haryana