Cocoa-Roasting Machine Operator

Minimum Graduate from ITI

Not required

The tasks a Roaster, Cocoa-Bean is expected to perform include:

Roasting the cocoa beans in heated revolving cylinders

Loading the cylinders with cocoa beans and operating it

Observing the roasting process

Adjusting the heating mechanism as necessary

Testing the beans during the roasting process by tasting, smelling and feeling and deciding when the roasting is finished

Discharging the roasted beans into the cooling receptacle

Operating the machine in which the beans are crushed and husks and chaff are separated

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Basic knowledge of the techniques used to roast the cocoa beans

Knowledge of the different colour levels of the roasting cocoa bean

Ability to troubleshoot the machine when required

Skilled in handling and manipulating the levers of the machine

Familiar with the entire process of cocoa-bean processing

Not applicable



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 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 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.

Cocoa is one of the most important cash crops which fetches good revenue for small farmers. Currently India is importing 40% of its need. Its demand in India is increasing 15% annually. The farm ministry plans to increase cocoa production by 60% in the next four years to meet the rising demand from the INR 1,500-crore worth chocolate industry and to cut dependency on costlier imports. The Indian chocolate industry has registered a growth of 15% per annum from 2008 to 2012. It is expected that the Indian chocolate industry will be growing at a CAGR of 23% by volume between the years 2013-2018 and is projected to grow at an even higher rate in the future. 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 Roaster, Cocoa-Bean has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Cocoa-bean plantation farms

Chocolate manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India