Pitting Machine Operator

Apple Pitting Machine Operator

Minimum Graduate from ITI

Minimum 2?4 years of experience in food preservation

The tasks a Pitting Machine Operator (Food Canning& Preserving) is expected to perform include:

Operating and feeding the machine to remove pits, seeds or stones from fruits prior to canning and preserving them

Feeding the fruits by hand into the hopper of the machine

Observing the revolving of the drum containing fruits

Stopping the drum when un-pitted fruit positions pitting knives

Removing the pits, seeds or stones from the fruits

Examining the product periodically to ensure that the process is proceeding correctly

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control

Ability to troubleshoot the machine

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Skilled in operating pitting machine

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 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 in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the 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.

Canned/Preserved food is expected to register a CAGR of 6% in constant value terms over the forecast period. Rising food inflation in the country has made canned/preserved food products attractive to consumers. Inflation has been high in the country since 2009, a trend that is expected to continue over the forecast period. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career for a Pitting Machine Operator (Food Canning & Preserving) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise over the coming years.

Food processing companies

Food preservation companies

Cities and towns across India