Fitter Press Operator

Rotary Filter Operator

Press mate (Sugar)

Filter Press Mate

The tasks a Filter Pressman is expected to perform include:

Operating filter press to filter mud and other sediments from sugarcane juice

Covering filter plates with cloth or canvas

Tightening hand screw to close press

Drying filter cloth, if necessary, by operating valve and passing steam into press

Opening and regulating valve until specified pressure is indicated on gauge fitted to the pump

Directing juice to another press, when flow of filtered juice gets clogged

Washing mud on filter cloth by opening hot water valve

Opening steam valve to pass steam into filter cloth for drying mud cake

Filtering plates for next filtration

Operating power driven rotary filter

Rotating drum through which juice is sucked while mud sticks to the drum

Knowledge of safety and hygiene regulations

Knowledge of handling and managing valves and gauges of different machines

Skilled in using relevant tools and equipment in filtration process

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Skilled in filtering techniques used in the process

Skilled in operating filtering machine

Proficient in extraction of sugar and its by-products

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 6,000 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 has become the largest producer of sugar cane/sugar producing. Government has been encouraging setting up of new sugar mills as well as expansions up to 5000 TCD allowing up to 100% of sugar for new mills and 80% for expanded units. Today there are 448 mills with average size of 2150 TPD with some units of 10000 TCD and few of 5000 TCD. 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 Fitter Pressman has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Food manufacturing industries

Sugar mills

Cities and towns across India