Dairy Processing Equipment Operator

Dairy Processing Machine Worker

The tasks a Dairy Processing Equipment Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating equipment to process milk, cream and other dairy products

Connecting the pipes between the vats and the processing equipment

Assembling and fittings valves, bowls, plates, disks, impeller shafts and other parts of the equipment

Observing the temperature and pressure gauges

Operating a homogeniser to remove the sediment

Turning valves to admit steam and water into the pipes to pasteurise milk

Circulating refrigerant through the coils to cool milk

Opening valves on the vat equipment to fill, stir and steam-heat milk in the vat

Pumping or pouring specified amounts of liquid or powder ingredients such as skim milk, lactic culture, stabilizer, neutraliser and vitamins into the vat

Making dairy products such as buttermilk, chocolate milk or ice cream mix

Testing the product for acidity at the various stages of processing

Recording the specified time, temperature, pressure and volume readings

Skilled in time, temperature, pressure and volume readings

Proficient in observing the pressure and temperature gauges

Skilled in assembling the equipment used in dairy processing

Knowledge of food safety and handling procedures

Proficient in troubleshooting the machine and routine maintenance

Skilled in operating the homogeniser and other equipment used in dairy processing

Knowledge of dairy products and other by-products

Knowledge of various process methods used for different dairy products

Not applicable






It is not a desk job

Need not supervise a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available
Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Food industry of India have referred to this industry as the highest profit incurring sector considering the scope it has to offer for value addition. In particular the food processing industry in India has been recognized as a high-priority area. This is because the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.

The latest figures have revealed that the total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years as the country?s domestic food market is estimated to reach US$ 258 billion by 2015.

Considering world data, the Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest with its retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. This indicates vast scope for both investors and exporters.

As per the Indian Dairy Industry 2014 Report, the White Flood in 1970s, the milk industry in India witnessed the first wave of development in milk production which gave India its status of the largest milk producer in the world.

With all these figures in consideration it is safe to say that the demand for a Dairy Processing Equipment Operator will surely increase in the coming years.

Milk processing units

Milk packing units

Milk preserving units

Cities and towns across India