Sieving Machine Operator

Sifter, Machine (Food Processing)

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2 years of work experience required

The tasks a Siever, Machine is expected to perform include:

Tending battery of rotary or oscillating screens to separate and remove bran or other foreign matter from food grains, seeds, flour, etc. or sort tea, coffee and other food grains by size

Fitting sieves of desired size into machine frame

Dumping product into hopper of the machine

Placing empty container at the delivery end of the sieve

Starting motor to activate screens and opening hopper gate which automatically allows product to pass through different sizes of sieves

Checking product passing over different screens to prevent clogging and overflow

Removing and replacing defective parts of damaged sieves

Washing grains with water

Ability to troubleshoot machines when required

Skilled in operating hoppers and ability to open and close gates

Ability to prevent clogging and overflowing

Knowledge of traditional and modern methods of washing grains

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
Mills usually work for 6/7 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. This may vary from mill to mill

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs handicapped (BL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Food Industry in India

According to Indian Brand Equity Foundation (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 Rs. 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 Siever, Machine will see a substantial growth in future in India.

Grain mills

Flour mills

Grain production and processing factories

Food processing units

Cities and towns across India