Rolling Machine Attendant (Tea)

Minimum Graduate from ITI

Minimum 1?3 years of experience required

The tasks a Roller Attendant is expected to perform include:

Feeding and tending the rolling machine to roll withered tea leaves

Signalling the Withering Loft Attendant to supply withered leaves for rolling

Charging the roller drum with the required quantity of withered leaves by hand or basket

Starting the machine to roll the withered leaves for the specified time

Adjusting the pressure of the machine as required by the manipulating lever

Stopping the machine when the leaves have been rolled and opening the trap door to release them into the container placed below

Feeding and tending the roll breaking machine to sieve the rolled leaves

Skilled in operating and maintaining the roller machine

Basic knowledge of the tea manufacturing process

Equipped in operating the roll breaking machine

Skilled in routine maintenance of the machine

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

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 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 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 approx. 10,000 crore with a penetration of more than 90% in the domestic market. In India, the 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 for skilled workers which gives the Roller Attendant a bright career in the future.

Tea making companies

Tea estates

Cities and towns across India