Fermenting Room Man

The tasks a Fermentation Man is expected to perform include:

Controlling the fermentation process in making distilled or malt liquors or wine

Removing steam with the compressed air from the fermentation tanks and cooling it to the specified temperature by admitting cold water to the pipe lines

Pumping the wort (liquid separated from the solid part of cooked mash) or mash into the fermentation tank and simultaneously admitting yeast from another pipe for mixing with the wort or mash

Maintaining the solution at the specified temperature during the fermentation process by observing the thermometer

Regulating the valves of the steam heating coils

Performing periodic tests of specific gravity with the hydrometer

Adding yeast, sugar or water, as necessary

Accelerating a chemical reaction by admitting air through a valve

Removing the froth formed at the top of the fermenting beer

Removing the yeast by suction or by other means

Pumping the fermented solution to the cistern or other settling vessel

Flushing the tanks and pipes with cold water, sterilizing them, closing the drain and refilling them with live steam

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Skilled in handling and managing valves and agitators

Knowledge of the criticality of temperature in the fermentation process

Knowledge of the quantity of ingredients needed in the entire process

Skilled in cooling techniques

Skilled in operating tools and equipment

Skilled in removing steam, froth and yeast by the appropriate techniques

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 suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), Both Legs handicapped (BL), 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 12,000 per month

For experienced - INR 60,000 to INR 70,000 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 set to become a ?regional hubfor malt production as beer demand in emerging markets is growing at twice the rate of developed markets. India has the second-biggest malt production capacity in Asia. The Indian beer industry is growing at 15% per annum. Though we have thrived on large players in the beer making process like the UB Group, the culture of micro brewing is a trend that is quickly catching up. Brewing/malting is an un-touched segment with an increase in demand for breweries in the country and there is immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Fermentation Man has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Liquor distilleries

Fresh beer cafes

Alcohol companies

Cities and towns across India