Nut Blancher

Peanut Blanching Machine Operator

Groundnut Blancher

The tasks a Peanut Blancher is expected to perform include:

Tending blanching machine that removes skins from shelled peanuts

Starting machine and pouring peanuts into machine hopper

Inspecting peanuts as they fall from machine onto moving belt

Picking out foreign matter, un-blanched peanuts and peanuts that fail to meet production specifications

Sacking blanched peanuts

Tending and sorting machine that electronically locates and removes un-blanched peanuts

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Skilled in differentiating blanched and un-blanched peanuts

Basic knowledge of packing techniques

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

Basic knowledge of routine maintenance process of the machine

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.

India is one of the largest producer of peanut. Government is setting up research programs to increase the productivity of peanuts. 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 Peanut Blancher has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Food processing companies

Food manufacturing industries

Cities and towns across India