Steam Pressure Cooker Operator

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2?4 years of experience in food pressing

The tasks a Retort Operator is expected to perform include:

Controlling retort chamber (steam pressure cooker) to cook canned foods according to specifications

Pushing trucks or lowers baskets of canned foods into chamber of retort, using hoist

Observing dials and thermometers

Controlling valves to admit steam to retort

Opening retort and moving basket of canned food for cooling trough, using hoist

Managing valves to control temperature, pressure and cooking time

Closing retort door or lid to seal chamber

Turning valves to release steam

Admitting cooling water into chamber to prevent overcooking at end of cooking cycle

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of controlling/handling valves

Ability to handle and control temperature regularly

Skilled in controlling pressure inside a chamber

Skilled in monitoring gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure machine is working properly

Ability to handle equipment like hoists, etc.

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?

The 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% of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104%, 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, a career as a Retort Operator has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Food processing companies

Food manufacturing industries

Cities and towns across India