Crystalliser (Confectionery)

Pan Attendant (Confectionery)

Minimum ITI

Minimum 0-2 years of experience required

The tasks a Cooker Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating steam heated open pan or vacuum pan to cook glucose, sugar, milk, water and other ingredients into syrup of required consistency for making candies or sweets

Mixing sugar, water, glucose, milk and other ingredients in prescribed proportions according to formula

Pouring mixture into cooking kettles

Turning valves to admit steam and setting pressure gauge and thermostats to cook ingredients at specified temperature

Stirring syrup occasionally while it is cooking

Testing consistency of syrup with a hydrometer

Opening discharge valve and starting pump or tilting cooker or kettle to pour or dump syrups into heaters or onto cooling belts or tables

Beating or kneading confection to attain specified consistency as determined by colour and texture

Skilled in using pressure gauges and thermostats

Knowledge of using a hydrometer

Basic knowledge of confectioning techniques

Knowledge of criticality of temperature while manufacturing confectionery products

Proficient in dough beating and kneading methods

Ability to analyse colour and texture of the final product

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 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)

Food Industry in India

According to Indian Brand Equity Foundation (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 percent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020.

The confectionery market of India is divided into three segments: chocolate, sugar confectionery and gum market, which is further divided into sub-segments. It has been observed that various domestic and multinational companies are gearing up for gaining profit from the growing confectionery industry of India. Emerging trend of gifting confectionery products and untapped rural market are among the key factors that are expected to fuel growth in Indian confectionery market in the near future. These factors will lead Cooker Operator jobs to success and will witness a tremendous growth in future.



Food processing industry

Cities and towns across India