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Cutter Driver

Minimum ITI Diploma

Minimum experience of 2 to 4 years in the relevant field

The tasks a Cutter Driver is expected to perform include:

Operating the electrical or steam-driven high-speed knife engine cutter

Transmitting the sized sugarcane by elevator to the mill house for the extraction of juice

Operating the cutter machine

Signalling to the Cane Carrier Driver to operate the cane carrier

Supervising the loading done on the cane carrier so as to avoid jamming or breaking of the cutter blades

Stopping the cutter when necessary by operating the valves

Changing the cutter blades

Performing minor repairs periodically especially during stoppages

Attending to lubrication of the engine

Assisting in repair and, in times, of the overhauling of the cutter

Skilled in operating the high speed knife engine cutter

Knowledge of the operation of both electricity-driven and steam-driven engine cutters

Skilled in changing the cutter blades and doing minor repairs

Efficient in lubricating the engine

Basic knowledge of the process of sugar manufacturing

Physically fit

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 not available

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 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.

India has been known as the original home of sugar and sugarcane. Indian mythology supports the above fact as it contains legends showing the origin of sugarcane. India is the second largest producer of sugarcane, next to Brazil. Presently, about 4 million hectares of land is under sugarcane cultivation, with an average yield of 70 tons per hectare. This industry involves a total capital investment of Rs. 1,250 crore and provides employment to 2.86 lakh workers. Between 2nd October and 20th October, the cane harvest in India has reportedly jumped 12% to 392.2 MT, according to the SGS survey conducted across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

With all these figures in consideration it is safe to say that the demand for a Cutter Driver will surely increase in the coming years.

Sugar processing units

Cities and towns across India