Food Canning and Preserving Processor

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2?4 years of experience in food pressing

The tasks a Processing Man (Food Canning & Preserving) is expected to perform include:'

Heating containers of canned or preserved foods to sterilize their contents, by means of hot water vats, troughs or retorts

Filling vats or troughs with hot water

Heating water to required temperature by steam or gas

Loading material by hand or mechanical hoists

Keeping seamed cans for a specified time in hot chest

Removing sterilized seamed cans from chest box

Cooling processed cans in retort

Injecting compressed air to counteract pressure within cans

Cleaning and sterilizing chambers at regular intervals

Knowledge of health and safety rules

Knowledge of criticality of temperature required for gaining quality final product

Skilled in handling seamed cans by relevant machines/tools

Skilled in controlling pressure inside the chambers

Skilled in sterilizing the chamber, when required

Familiar with cooling techniques used in the process

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 Processing Man (Food Canning & Preserving) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Food processing companies

Food manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India