Grain Crusher

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2 years of experience required

The tasks a Rollerman (Foodgrain) is expected to perform include:

Operating rolling machine to crush grain into flour

Adjusting rollers according to fineness of grinding required

Starting machine and regulating flow of grain from hopper to grinding rolls

Observing crushing process keeping grain moving at regular rate by tapping clogged spouts with mallet (a wooden hammer or one made of rubber or raw hide) and by adjusting gates

Examining product periodically by rubbing sample between fingers or by comparing texture with those of standard sample

Detecting working defects, if any of the machine by sight or sound

Removing minor defects and reporting major defects to mistry for rectification

Cleaning roller machine and rolling flour

Skilled in removing clogged spouts during rolling process

Knowledge of standard samples of the product

Ability to handle and manage large stocks of grains

Skilled in examining the quality of the final product

Ability to assess faults and defects in the machine and co-ordinating with the mistry to rectify them

Basic knowledge of storing grains adequately

Not applicable



Team player


It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of helpers and mistries

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 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70% of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104%, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. According to the data provided by the Department of Industrial Policies and Promotion (DIPP), the food processing sector in India has received around US$ 6,215.46 million worth of foreign investments during the period April 2000-Janaury 2015. The allocation of 2,000 crore (US$ 319.98 million) as a separate National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) fund for food processing industries during the Union Budget 2014?15 is all set to give a big boost to this sector in India.

A lot of skilled manpower is required in mills in India and according to the given data, this requirement is bound to increase in future due to the growing food industry in India. There are about 43,000 modernized rice mills/huller-cum-shellers. Around 820 large flour mills in the country convert about 10.5 million tonnes of wheat into wheat products. Also there are 10,000 pulse mills milling about 75% of pulse production of 14 million tonnes in the country. This data provides ample proof that the employment for Rollerman (Foodgrain) will see a substantial growth in the future in India.

Grain mills

Flour mills

Grain production and processing factories

Cities and towns across India