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Cutting Machine Operator (Confectionery)

Aliases: Candy Cutter, Machine

Industry/Sector(s): Food Industry


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Cutting Machine Operator (Confectionery) is expected to perform include:
 
Operating machine for cutting candy into pieces or strips of desired shape and size
Cutting slab of candy into sections, using knife
Selecting cutting dies, mounted on shaft, according to specified width of cut and installing cutting discs in machine
Starting machine and feeding candy to machine through sizing rollers for automatic formation, slicing, etc.
Weighing random samples to ensure conformity of product with size and weight specifications
Dusting candy with flour or starch to prevent sticking
Cleaning machine and keeping place tidy
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
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 is available 
 
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum – ITI

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
Skilled in various cutting techniques involved in candy making
Knowledge of cutting dies, moulds, etc. to give desired shape to candies
Knowledge of health and hygiene standards to be followed in food industry
Basic knowledge of repairing required for a machine
Knowledge of different types of candies and their specifications
 
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 4

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 5

ITIs across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dite.delhigovt.nic.in/

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Cutting Machine Operator (Confectionery) → Process Supervisor → Plant Supervisor → General Manager

Transfer option
India: Yes
Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6
  • For freshers - ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 12,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant field

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
Bakeries
Candy and chocolate making companies
Food processing companies
KEYWORDS 
  • Candy Cutter, Machine
  • Caramel Cutter, Machine
  • Machineman
  • Toffee, Lozenges, Machineman
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20158160.1700Cutting Machine Operator (Confectionery)
ISCO 20088160 Food and Related Products Machine Operators
NIC 200810733Manufacture of sugar confectionery (except sweetmeats)
QP ReferenceNANA
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