Exhaust Box Machine Operator

Minimum ITI

Minimum 2?4 years of experience in food pressing

The tasks an Exhaust Box Operator (Food Canning & Preserving) is expected to perform include:

Removing or expelling air from fruit tissues and containers

Placing and keeping fruits tissues immersed in hot water bath or steam chest for specified period

Placing filled cans with top open on conveyor belt

Regulating speed of conveyor to allow cans to pass through steam filled channel for a specified time

Admitting steam into exhaust box to raise temperature to heat can so as to expel air from fruit tissues

Starting, stopping and clearing machine when jams occur

Oiling and cleaning machine

Knowledge of safety and basic hygiene rules

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control

Knowledge of temperature specifications to be maintained

Ability to troubleshoot the machine

Skilled in regulating speed of conveyor belt

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?

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 an Exhaust Box Operator (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