Dehydrating Machine Operator

Food Dehydrated Tender

The tasks a Refining-Machine Operator (Oils & Grease) is expected to perform include:

Tending machine that refines crude oils, such as soya bean, cottonseed and peanut

Managing valve to pump oil and caustic solution from storage tanks into machine tanks

Starting machine to separate caustic from oil by centrifugal force

Setting thermostat, observing gauges and regulating valves to maintain prescribed temperature in wash and dryer tanks

Handling valves to pump mixtures to wash and dryer tank to remove by-products with water and impurities with heat

Turning valve to pump refined oil to storage tanks

Cleaning bowls, using water and steam

Testing samples of crude and refined oil to determine specific gravity and free fatty acid content, using hydrometer and refractometer

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Knowledge of criticality of temperature on the final product quality

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment like hydrometer and refractometer

Skilled in handling and managing valves and gauges of different machines

Knowledge of extraction process of crude and refined oil

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

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 - INR10,000 to INR15,000 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 Indian edible oil market is the fourth largest in the world and accounts for 9.3 percent of the world?s oil seed production. The per capita consumption of oil is also growing at a very fast rate. The Indian edible oil industry is highly fragmented, with the presence of a large number of participants in the organised and unorganised sectors. 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 Refining-Machine Operator (Oils & Grease) has a bright future.

Food processing companies

Food manufacturing industries

Cities and towns across India