Foodstuff Freezing Operator

The tasks a Foodstuff Freezer is expected to perform include:

Freezing fruits, vegetables and other foods before or after packing

Placing prepared food or cartons of food on shelves

Placing food or cartons on moving belt in freezing unit

Regulating temperature and freezing time

Removing frozen food

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Ability to regulate and maintain required temperature

Knowledge of different temperatures required for different fruits/vegetables

Skilled in preservation techniques

Basic knowledge of packing techniques

Not applicable



Attention to detail


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 Indian Brand Equity Foundation (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.

The cold chain industry in India is currently valued at INR 245 billion in FY 2013 and has been growing at 18% for the last three years. Value Notes estimates that the industry will be worth approximately INR 520 billion by FY 2017, growing at CAGR of 20%. 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 Foodstuff Freezer has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Food processing companies

Food manufacturing industries

Cold storages

Cities and towns across India