Punch Machine Operator

Granular Operator

The tasks a Tablet Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Setting, feeding and operating the tablet coating machine

Operating the machine to compress powders into tablet of prescribed size, shape and weight

Setting up the machine

Regulating the pressure by adjusting lever according to the depth of the tablet to be made

Selecting, fixing and adjusting die and punch of specified size and shape

Feeding and regulating flow of prescribed quantity of material into hopper of the machine

Starting machine and setting die in motion for compressing powdered material into tablets

Regulating valves to control the flow of tablets through funnel

Placing empty container at the delivery end of the machine to receive pressed tablets

Testing and checking, at periodical intervals, weight of the pressed tablets by weighing in balance

Ability to set up machinery as per specification

Knowledge of tablet making operation

Proficiency in maintaining records of output in own section and submitting reports to superiors

Well-versed with collecting material and other equipment

Adept at checking end-product with defined quantity and quality specifications

Proficiency in safety techniques and cleanliness to be followed


Ability to deliver finished and pressed tablets at store for packing

Knowledge of cleaning and maintaining machine

Efficiency in operating tablet coating machine


Diligent and hardworking

Attention to detail

Hand-eye co-ordination

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe 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

Chemicals & petrochemical companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

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

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include back aches, fatigue, risks of eye and face injuries due to flying particles, occupational deafness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling dangerous machines, toxic chemicals, radiation, exposure to loud noise from machinery, extreme temperature, etc.

For freshers INR 7,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years experience and above INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(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 Tablet Machine Operator.

Pharmaceutical companies across India

Cities and towns across India