Filter Press Machinist

Minimum ITI

Minimum experience of 2 years required

The tasks a Filter Press Operator (Oil) is expected to perform include:

Operating the filter presses to filter oil and remove mud and other sediments

Covering the filter plates with canvas cloth

Closing the press, causing the plates to come together forming a seal, opening the valve to feed the press with oil for filtering at the required pressure by observing the pressure gauge of the filter press

Ensuring that the filtered oil is collected at the receiving end through taps

Inspecting the filtrate for clarity and drawing samples at various stages of the filtering process for laboratory analysis

Turning off the tap or cock if the oil runs cloudy through the taps

Stopping the pump or valve in case of a leak developing in the press

Cleaning the filtered impurities and sediments from the frames, screens and filters using water, steam, or compressed air

Opening the filter press, dislodging solid materials from between the frames and replacing filtering media

Cleaning and washing the used filter cloth

Operating one or more presses

Adjusting or repairing equipment

Skilled in filtering techniques used for oil

Skilled in safely using a filter press and related equipment

Basic knowledge of repairing the filter press

Knowledge of cleaning the filtrate

Skilled in adequately collecting samples to provide them for testing in the laboratory

Knowledge of the quality and standard of the oil collected in the end

Not applicable






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 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 suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution in world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector. The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. 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.

The Indian edible oil market is the fourth largest in the world and accounts for 9.3 percent of the world?s oil seed production. The per capita consumption of oil is also growing at a very fast rate. The Indian edible oil industry is highly fragmented, with the presence of a large number of participants in the organized and unorganized sectors. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Filter Press Operator (Oil) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Food processing companies

Edible oil manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India