Wheat and Oats Miller

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2 years of experience required

The tasks a Flake Miller, Wheat and Oats (Grain-Feed Mills) is expected to perform include:

Operating the drier, huller, separator, steel cutter, cooker and flake roller machines to produce wheat and oats flakes, according to specifications

Adjusting the slides in chutes and turning the valves to regulate the flow of grains into the machines

Adjusting the flow of air to dry the grains and feeling the grains to determine the hulling capability

Observing the hulling process and adjusting the speed of machines that remove and separate the hulls from the oats

Turning the valves to regulate the temperature and moisture in the cooker

Adjusting the tension on the flaking-machine rolls, according to the hardness and size of the grains

Knowledge of basic milling techniques

Ability to handle the machines according to the desired specifications of the product

Knowledge of traditional and modern methods to remove hulls from oats

Skilled in regulating the flow of grains into the machine

Skilled in basic repair work of the machine

Not applicable


Time-management skills

Attention to detail

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 are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe 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 (section 87)

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution in world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32 per cent of the country?s total food market, the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. 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 gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

The job of a Flake Miller, Wheat and Oats (Grain-Feed Mills) has a lot of potential to grow in India as India is one of the major wheat and oats producers in the world. Many global companies are coming to India, to set up their milling and processing plants here. This trend has the support of government?s decision of increasing the FDI in India, which is aimed at providing more and more job opportunities to skilled workers in the country.

Grain mills

Food processing industry

Bread and atta making companies

Cities and towns across India