Can-Sealer Operator

Can-Seamer Operator

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2?4 years of experience in food pressing

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

Seaming tops or bottoms on metal containers to form open-top cans

Closing filled cans by feeding and tending automatic double seaming machine

Loading feed hopper of machine with tin-can ends (tops or bottoms)

Observing machine operations as can shells or filled cans enter machine in upright position by conveyor

Observing that cans and ends are properly joined and seamed together

Starting, stopping and clearing machine when jams occur

Oiling and making minor repairs to machine

Adjusting mechanism to accommodate various sizes of containers

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control

Skilled in handling, installing and positioning cans

Skilled in sealing seamed cans with the help of machines

Ability to troubleshoot the machine

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Skilled in monitoring gauges, dials or other indicators

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)

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.

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 of trained professionals. Therefore, the career as a Seaming Machine Operator (Food Canning & Preserving) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming years.

Food processing companies

Food manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India