Sulphitation Tank Attendant

Sulphitation Tank Mate

Minimum Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering/ITI

Not required

The tasks a Sulphitation Man, Sugar is expected to perform include:

Tending to the sulphitation tank for passing sulphur dioxide into the filtered juice to further clarify and bleach it before further processing

Operating the valve to let in the juice after filtration into the sulphitation tank up to the prescribed level

Testing the specific gravity, if required, with a hydrometer

Manipulating the valves to admit the required quantity of milk of lime and sulphur dioxide into the tank

Mixing the solution with the juice

Testing the samples of mixed juice frequently with indicator (BTB) paper

Conducting the second sulphitation, in a similar manner,

Pumping out the sulphurated juice or syrup into the storage tank or clarifier through a juice heater

Conducting periodical cleaning and checking of tank equipment and the pipe line

Skilled in sulphitating the juice

Skilled in operating the evaporators

Equipped in assessing the quality of the final product

Skilled in using BTB paper and other testing tools and techniques

Knowledge of all the filtering techniques

Basic knowledge of juice bleaching methods

Basic repairing and overhauling skills

Not applicable


Time-management skills

Attention to detail

Team player

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 are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 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 considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32 per cent of the country?s total food market, 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 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 gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

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, cess, and excise duty every year according to the sources of Ministry of Food and Government of India. These statistics show that the employment in India for Sulphitation Man, Sugar will increase in the future as the sugar industry will grow.

Sugar mills

Sugar manufacturing companies

Juice manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government universities/colleges

Private universities/colleges

Will be updated