Soap Machine Operator

Soap Machine Assistant

The tasks a Soap Machine Attendant is expected to perform include:

Tending automatic machine for cutting, chipping or rolling of soap

Setting up machine and tightening steel cutting wires on frame

Pushing slab of soap directly into machine cradle

Starting motor to force wires through slab to cut individual bars or chip into numerous pieces

Competent in operating and setting up automatic soap-making machine

Well-versed with pushing slab of soap into machine cradle


Knowledge of operating hand-powered winch to draw cutting wires through soap slab

Physically fit

Diligent and hardworking

Good observation skills

Motor skills

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, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to cutting tools, steel wires, soapy chemicals, etc.

For freshers - INR 270 to INR 370 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 370 to INR 470 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 Soap Machine Attendant.

Soap manufacturing companies in India

Cities and towns across India