Crystal Maker

Minimum ITI Diploma

Minimum experience of 2 to 4 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Crystaliserman is expected to perform include:

Tending to the crystalliser tank to cool the boiling massacuites that is received from the pans

Developing the massacuites into sugar crystals

Operating the valves and pulling the trap doors to allow the required quantity of boiling massacuites into the crystalliser tank

Handling the boiling massacuites through the open sheet metal channels called gutters

Ensuring that the boiling mix is stirred in the tanks by the adjustment of the flow of cooling water in the coils around the tank

Handling the massacuite in a way that prevents solidification

Ensuring that the cooling of massacuite is done evenly and at controlled rates

Draining the massacuite from the crystalliser

Pumping the centrifugal machine after the specified cooling

Cleaning and washing the gutters and trapdoors, etc. with water after the delivery of massacuite

Adding the powdered sugar to the massacuite to induce crystallisation

Skilled in handling the crystalliser tank

Proficient in taking time, temperature, pressure and volume readings

Efficient in regulating the temperature and pressure gauges

Skilled in maintaining the cooling equipments

Basic knowledge of the process of manufacturing sugar

Familiar with the precautions that need to be taken while crystallising massacuites like preventing solidification, etc.

Not applicable




Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not supervise 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 notavailable

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 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 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the food industry of India have referred to this industry as the highest profit incurring sector considering the scope it has to offer for value addition. In particular the food processing industry getting in India has been recognized as a high-priority area. This is because the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.

The latest figures have revealed that the total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years as the country?s domestic food market is estimated to reach US$ 258 billion by 2015.

Considering all the world data the Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest with its 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. This indicates a vast scope for both investors and exporters.

India is the largest consumer of sugar in the world and consumes around 16 million tonnes of sugar per annum. The Indian sugar Industry has a total turnover of INR 500 billion per annum and contributes almost INR 22.5 billion to the central and state exchequer as tax and excise duty every year according to the sources of Ministry of Food and Government of India.

Given all these figures it is safe to say that the demand for a Crystaliserman is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Sugar processing companies

Cities and towns across India