Hooker-Cell Attendant

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Gibbs-Cell Attendant

The tasks a Cell Room Attendant Chemical is expected to perform include:

Tending electrolytic cells used in manufacture of caustic soda and chlorine

Inspecting the cells to ascertain that liquid levels, brine flows, cell pressure and current are maintained

Replacing any damaged tubing and washing cell surfaces with water or acid to clean them

Measuring specific gravity of caustic soda solution produced by cell group and adjusting cell operation accordingly

Competent in tending electrolytic cells

Knowledgeable about properties of caustic soda and chlorine

Proficiency in inspecting cells

Well-versed with chemical cell room operations

Competent in measuring specific gravity of chemicals

Will be updated

Diligent and hardworking

Good observation skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Eye for detail

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 minor injuries, small cuts, eye or skin infections, nausea, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to chemicals, damaged equipment, etc.

For freshers - INR 280 to INR 380 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 400 to INR 500 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 Cell Room Attendant Chemical.

Chemical plants across India

Cities and towns across India