Tea Leaves Withering In-Charge

Minimum ITI graduate

Minimum 1-3 years of experience required

The tasks a Withering Loft Attendant (Tea) is expected to perform include:

Tending lofts on which green tea leaves are withered, and supplying withered leaves to rolling machine

Spreading green leaves thinly with hands or stick on layers of gunny or hessian cloth in withering lofts

Allowing leaves to wither for required time, according to their moisture contents and weather conditions

Checking leaves in different lofts for proper withering, judging by touch or sight

Collecting withered leaves from lifts by hand and pushing required quantity through opening on floor to feed rolling machine below on receipt of signals from roller attendant

Tending rolling and firing machine

Ability to judge the condition of leaves by touch and sight

Skilled in withering tea leaves by using different methods

Knowledge of adequate moisture required in tea leaves

Familiar with specifications for storing tea leaves

Basic knowledge of repair and overhauling of machines used in a tea plant

Basic knowledge of tea manufacturing process

Not applicable


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 maybe 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 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution in world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32% 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% of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104%, 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%. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world and contributes to around 30% of the global tea production. The market size of tea is estimated to be approximately 10,000 crore with a penetration of more than 90% in the domestic market. In India, tea industry is one of the oldest agro-based well-organized industries. More than a million workers get direct employment from this industry. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of skilled workers which gives Withering Loft Attendant (Tea) bright future prospects.

Tea making companies

Tea estates

Cities and towns across India