Sulphur Scorcher

Sulphur Maker

The tasks a Sulphur Burner is expected to perform include:

Melting sulphur in tanks by steam to make molten sulphur or sulphur gas for making sulphuric acid

Charging furnace with sulphur

Regulating gas burners to adjust temperature

Adjusting valves to pass air over vaporized sulphur to form sulphur dioxide

Pumping water over baffle plates in furnace, so that gas is absorbed by water to form sulphuric acid

Pumping acid into storage tanks

Knowledge of sulphur and its chemical properties

Proficiency in preparing sulphur in various forms

Well-versed with regulating gas burners

Ability to load furnace with molten sulphur


Ability to melt sulphur in tanks containing steam heated coils and load furnace with molten sulphur

Knowledge of conducting periodic titration to determine concentration of gas in water

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Diligent and hardworking

Good observation 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 hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include suffocation, severe burns, breathing problems, nausea, eye or skin infections, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to, exposure to sulphur odours, gases, toxic chemicals and gas emissions, etc.

For freshers - INR 240 to INR 340 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 350 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 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 Sulphur Burner.

Sulphur manufacturing companies in India

Cities and towns across India