Flour Mill Machine Operator

Minimum ITI graduate

Minimum 1 - 3 years of work experience required

The tasks a Flour Mill Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating grinding machine or mill to grind wheat, gram or other grains into flour or animal feed

Setting mill by adjusting roller, according to fineness of grinding desired

Feeding grain into feeding bin of mill by hand

Observing process, keeping grain moving at regular rate by tapping clogged spouts with hammer and by adjusting gates

Examining crushed product periodically by feel of fingers and adjusting roller as necessary

Removing flour collected in bag or container at delivery end

Cleaning and oiling the machinery

Weighing grain and flour, calculating charges and collecting payment of services rendered to the customers

Dressing mill stones

Skilled in operating flour mill machine

Knowledge of various grains and the methods to handle them

Knowledge of the fineness of the grinding

Ability to handle and manage large stocks of grains

Skilled in examining the quality of the final product

Skilled in removing clogged spouts

Basic knowledge of storing grains adequately

Skilled in oiling and cleaning the machine

Not applicable





Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle 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 5/6 days a week and 8/9 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

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Food Industry Sector in India

According to IBEF, The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with 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. 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 INR 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 growing food industry in India. There are about 43,000 modernised 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 Flour Mill Operator will see a substantial growth in future in India.

Grain and flour mills

Cities and towns across India