Drier (Tea)

The tasks a Firing Machine Attendant (Tea) is expected to perform include:

Tending the firing or drying machine to dry rolled and fermented tea leaves

Spreading the rolled and fermented leaves evenly on the tray beds of the firing or drying machine

Manipulating the valves to control the flow of hot air for maintaining the proper temperature in the drying chamber

Checking by touch, smell and sight whether the leaves have been properly dried

Manipulating the levers to drop the dried leaves on the floor or containers placed below

Sending samples of cured tea leaves to the Tea Maker for testing

Knowledge of the complete process of tea processing

Knowledge of the production processes and quality control

Skilled in handling and manipulating valves and levers

Knowledge of the criticality of temperature

Skilled in spreading the tea leaves equally on the tray beds

Proficient in checking the quality and stage of leaf dryness

Not applicable




Attention to detail

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 maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 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 suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 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. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector. The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. 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.

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 trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Firing Machine Attendant (Tea) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Tea manufacturing companies

Tea plantation farms

Cities and towns across India