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Food Processing Sector has eight subsectors compromising of 1)Dairy Products, 2)Fruits & Vegetables, 3)Oilseeds & Food Grain Milling, 4)Meat & Poultry, 5)Bread & Bakery, 6)Fish & Marine Products, 7)Aerated Beverages, 8)Alcoholic Beverages, and horizontal sectors comprising of 1) Food Products Packaging & Refrigeration 2)Quality Control, 3)Processed Food Entrepreneurship.
"Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 and is promoted by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI)is the Sector Skill Council for the Food Processing Sector engaged in identification of skill development needs in Food Processing Sector, development of a sector skill development plan and maintenance of a skill inventory, determination of skills/competency standards and qualifications, standardizing affiliation and accreditation process, participating in affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification, planning and execution Training of Trainers, promotion of academics of excellence and establishment of a specific Labour Market Information System (LMIS)."

Assistant Lab Technician – Food and Agricultural Commodities

Eligibility Class 12 with certification in laboratory techniques 18 years 2-3 years exp. in food processing units, handling quality analysis of food products and agricultural commodities
Description An Assistant Lab Technician - Food and Agricultural Commodities is responsible for ensuring quality products through sampling of raw materials, packaging materials, finished products and shelf-life samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
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Baking Technician/Operatrive

Eligibility Preferably after Class 10 2-3 years experience in a bakery unit
Description A Baking Technician / Operative is responsible for baking of products, maintaining their consistency and quailty, while meeting defined SOPs and leveraging his/ her skill to operate ovens in synchronisation with proof box/ rest of the plant/ unit.
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Butter and Ghee Processing Operator

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in a dairy processing unit
Description A Butter and Ghee Processing Operator is responsible for operating various dairy processing machineries (filter, separator, pasteurizer, etc.) to produce butter and ghee following specifications and standards of the organization.
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Chief Miller

Eligibility Graduation in Science(with Chemistry)/ Diploma in Milling 18 years 7-10 years in food grain milling
Description A Chief Miller manages the milling process for all types of grains overseeing activities such as handling of various milling machineries, maintenance of process parameters, inspection of raw material and finished goods to achieve the desired quality and quantity of products.
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Cold Storage Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 12/ Diploma /ITI with certification in refrigeration 18 years 1-3 years in a cold storage unit
Description A Cold Storage Technician is responsible for handling installation of refrigeration system and components, refrigerant charging and storage of food in the cold storage room by maintaining storage parameters such as temperature and relative humidity in food processing units.
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Convenience Food Maker

Eligibility Class 10, preferably 0-1 year in a similar role
Description A Convenience Food Maker is responsible for producing processed food through the process of cleaning, grinding, flaking, extruding and blending. S/he is responsible for operating and maintaining process parameters of all process machineries to produce convenience food.
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Cottage Cheese(Paneer) Maker

Eligibility Class 10, preferably 18 Years 0-1 year exp in a similar role
Description A Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Maker is responsible for production of cottage cheese from milk through the process of filtration, homogenization, pasteurization, heating, cooling, coagulation, separation, compression by operating various machineries following specifications and standards of the organisation.
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Craft Baker

Eligibility Class 8
Description A Craft Baker produces baked products ( breads, puffs, cookies, cakes/ pastries, desserts, specialty baked products, etc.) in artisan bakeries and patisseries by measuring raw materials and ingredients, mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping, and baking in order to achieve the desired quality and quantity of products.
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Dairy Processing Equipment Operator

Eligibility Preferably Class 10 18 years 2-3 years in dairy processing unit
Description A Dairy Processing Equipment Operator is responsible for operating various types of dairy processing machineries for producing dairy products such as filter, separator, homogenizer, pasteurizer, chiller, churner, clarifier, freezer etc to filter, separate, homogenize, pasteurize, cool, churn, clarify, freeze milk.
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Dairy Products Processor

Eligibility Preferably Class 10 18 years 2-3 years in a dairy processing unit
Description A Dairy Products Processor is responsible for processing milk to produce various types of dairy products. S/he is responsible for carrying out processes such as homogenizing, pasteurizing, cooling, mixing, curdling, forming, cutting, churning, fermenting, freezing, condensing, drying and flavoring of milk.
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Fish and Seafood Processing Technician

Eligibility Class 5 18 years 2-3 years in fish processing
Description A Fish and Sea Food Processing Technician is responsible for processing fish and sea food to achieve quality and quantity of products along with maintaining food safety and hygiene in work environment.
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Food Microbiologist

Eligibility Bachelors degree in Microbiology 18 years 2-3 years in food processing units handling microbiological analysis of food products
Description A Food Microbiologist is responsible for ensuring quality of food products through microbiological analysis of raw materials, packaging materials, finished products, shelf-life samples and market complaint samples through microbiological procedures such as sampling, preparing culture media, sterilization of culture media, etc.
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Food Products Packaging Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 12 2-3 years experience in a bakery unit
Description A Food Products Packaging Technician performs various packaging functions and handles all categories of packaging such as primary, secondary and tertiary packaging for food products.
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Food Regulatory Affairs Manager

Eligibility Masters degree in Food Technology / food science, preferably 30 years 8-10 years in a food processing unit in a food regulatory role
Description A Food Regulatory Affairs Manager is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and changing food regulatory systems in the organisation. S/he acts as a liaison between organisation and government regulatory agencies and authorities to ensure that the products produced and distributed comply with regulatory standards
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Fruit Pulp Processing Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in a food processing unit
Description A Fruit Pulp Processing Technician is responsible for pulping/producing fruit pulp through the process of receiving, ripening, checking raw material quality, sorting, washing, cutting/slicing, deseeding/destoning, pulping, pre-cooking, sterilizing, aseptic packaging or canning ,sampling for quality analysis, and storing.
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Fruit Ripening Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8/ Certification in refrigeration system 18 years 1 year in a fruit ripening unit
Description A Fruit Ripening Technician is responsible for ripening of all types of fruits in the ripening chamber and maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and safety of the fruit ripening chamber.
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Fruits and Vegetables Canning Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in Fruits and Vegetables Processing Unit
Description A Fruits and Vegetables Canning Technician is responsible for canning various types of fruits and vegetables through the process of washing, sorting, peeling, cutting/slicing, blanching, preparing brine/sugar solution, can forming, filling and sealing, sterilization, cooling, labeling, and storing.
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Fruits and Vegetables Drying/Dehydration Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in a Fruits and Vegetables Processing Unit
Description A Fruits and Vegetables Drying/Dehydration Technician is responsible for drying/dehydration of various types of fruits and vegetables through the process of washing, sorting, peeling, cutting/slicing, blanching, sulphurizing, drying /dehydration, using various methods, packaging and storing.
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Fruits and Vegetables Selection Incharge

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 1 year in sorting and grading
Description A Fruits and Vegetables Selection Incharge is responsible for sorting and grading produce such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. based on their colour, size, appearance, feel and smell.
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Grain Mill Operator

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in milling
Description A Grain Mill Operator carries out processes such as cleaning, de-stoning, de-husking, hulling, polishing and grinding to produce milled grains and flour(s).
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Ice Cream Processing Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in dairy processing unit
Description An Ice Cream Processing Technician is responsible for producing ice cream by operating various ice cream processing machineries. S/he is responsible for homogenizing, pasteurizing, freezing, cutting, hardening, storing, filling and packing following specifications and standards of the organisation.
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Industrial Production Worker – Food Processing

Eligibility 5th Standard pass 18 Years
Description The duties of an Industrial production worker consist of a limited range of tasks such as preparation for production, monitoring production; winding up, etc. in a mechanised unit and as per instructions and specifications provided. The candidate is expected to carry out these assigned duties in line with quality standards and organizational policies. This role also requires adherence to food and personal safety guidelines at every stage during production.
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Jam, Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in fruit and vegetable processing
Description A Jam, Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician is responsible for processing fruits and vegetables to make jam, jelly and ketchup by receiving, checking raw material quality, sorting, pulping, pasteurizing, cooking, juice extracting, clarifying, filtering, sampling for quality analysis, cooling, packaging and storing.
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Junior Assistant – Door Installation

Eligibility 5th pass, Preferably 18 Years
Description Junior Assistant - Door Installation assist the installer in performing various installation activities and work under the supervision of the installer/supervisor. The job holder must comply with relevant health and safety standards while carrying out the tasks
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Milk Powder Manufacturing Technician

Eligibility Class 10, preferably 18 Years 0-1 year in a similar role
Description A Milk Powder Manufacturing Technician is responsible for production of milk powder through the process of filtration, standardization, pasteurization, homogenization, evaporation and drying by operating various machineries following specifications and standards of the organisation. This role is similar for production of milk powder in semi-automated and fully automated units
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Milling Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 12 18 years 5-6 years in milling
Description A Milling Technician is responsible for the milling of all types of grains such as rice, wheat, pulses, etc. to achieve the desired quality and quantity of products while maintaining food safety and hygiene in the work environment.
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Mixing Technician

Eligibility Preferably after Class 10 2-3 years’ experience in a bakery unit
Description A Mixing Technician prepares different types of dough used in making baked products by using various methods such as weighing, mixing, kneading, fermenting following the defined SOPs of the plant/ unit while maintaining food safety and hygiene in the work environment
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Modified Atmosphere Storage Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 12/Certification in refrigeration and modified atmosphere storage 18 years 2-3 years in cold storage / modified atmosphere storage unit
Description A Modified Atmosphere Storage Technician is responsible for storage of various kinds of produce in a modified atmosphere in the storage unit. S/he carries out processes such as receiving the produce, assessing its quality, pre-cooling, creating ambient temperature, pressure and relative humidity in the modified atmosphere storage unit.
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Offal Collector and Utilizer

Eligibility Class 5, preferably 18 years 0-1 years in meat and poultry processing unit / meat rendering unit
Description An Offal Collector and Utilizer is responsible for collecting offal from meat and poultry and separating it into edible and inedible offal by the process of cutting, trimming, bleaching, skinning, flushing, etc. S/he is also responsible for utilizing inedible offal to convert it into edible and inedible value added products.
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Packing Machine Worker – Food Processing

Eligibility 5th Standard pass, preferably 18 Years
Description This job holder observes the packing machine, loads the packing material, removes the packed food items, checks the quality of the packing visually and segregates the pieces that are not properly packed. The candidates works under supervision.
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Pickle Making Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 18 years 2-3 years in a pickle making unit
Description A Pickle Making Technician is responsible for preparation of all types of pickles from various fruits and vegetables through the process of washing, peeling, cutting/slicing, curing/brining, blending, filling, oil topping, packaging and storage.
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Plant Baker

Eligibility Preferably Class 12
Description A Plant Baker produces/ supervises the production of baked products (breads, biscuits, cakes, etc.) in industrial units by weighing, mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping, rolling/sheeting, cutting, moulding, baking, cooling, etc. using various industrial equipments.
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Plant Biscuit Production Specialist

Eligibility Preferably Class 12 2-3 years experience in a bakery unit
Description A Plant Biscuit Production Specialist produces biscuits in industrial units as per defined SOPs in synchronisation with rest of the plant/ unit by weighing, mixing, kneading, rolling/sheeting, cutting, moulding, baking, cooling, etc. either manually or using machineries following the defined SOPs of the plant/ unit.
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Plant Manager

Eligibility Masters degree in science 30 years 12-15 years in food processing unit
Description A Plant Manager is responsible for daily management and coordination of food processing unit operations including production planning, managing human resources, supply chain, production operation, maintenance, quality assurance, storage and distribution of finished products from the plant warehouse within scheduled timeline and budget. S/he is responsible for developing policies and procedures to increase productivity, assure quality, and reduce overall costs.
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Processed Food Entrepreneur

Eligibility Class 10, preferably 18 years 0-1 years in a food processing unit in a similar role
Description A Processed Food Entrepreneur is responsible for starting and managing a food processing organization by exploring the market, identifying opportunities in food processing, innovating, giving a different dimension to product/s, sizing up its value and working towards/making profit.
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Production Manager

Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in engineering 21 years 10-12 years in food processing unit
Description A Production Manager is responsible for production of food products through the process of production planning, coordinating and controlling production process to achieve desired quantity and quality of products.
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Pulse Processing Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 10 18 years 2-3 years in milling
Description A Pulse Processing Technician is responsible for milling various types of pulses (red gram, black gram, bengal gram, green gram, green peas, etc.) through processes such as cleaning, de-stoning, conditioning, dehusking, splitting, sorting, polishing and grinding.
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Purchase Assistant – Food and Agricultural Commodities

Eligibility Class 12 18 years 2-3 years experience in handling purchase of food and agricultural commodities
Description A Purchase Assistant – Food and Agricultural Commodities is responsible for purchase of food and agricultural commodities. S/he carries out activities such as processing purchase requisitions, raising purchase orders, identifying vendors and raising orders, ensuring timely delivery of orders, and maintaining inventories.
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Quality Assurance Manager

Eligibility Masters degree in science, preferably 30 years 8-10 years in a food processing unit in a similar role
Description A Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for implementing and ensuring that food products produced meet standards set by both the organisation and regulatory authorities, develop and review quality and safety policies, manage audits and oversee manufacturing and production processes.
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Soya Beverage Making Technician

Eligibility Class 10, preferably 18 years 0-1 years in soyabean processing unit
Description A Soya Beverage Making Technician is responsible for production of soya beverage of various flavours from soya bean through the process of cleaning, de-hulling, soaking, grinding, cooking, cooling, filtering/centrifuging, flavouring, etc. following specifications and standards of the organisation.
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Squash and Juice Processing Technician

Eligibility Preferably Class 8 2-3 years in a squash/ juice processing unit
Description A Squash and Juice Processing Technician is responsible for preparation of squash and juice from fruits through the process of receiving, checking raw material quality, sorting, pulping, extracting juice, pasteurizing, filtering, sampling for quality analysis, filing, packaging and storing.
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Supervisor – Meat & Poultry Processing

Eligibility Class 12, preferably 18 years 1-2 years in a meat processing unit
Description A Supervisor-Meat and Poultry Processing is responsible for supervising and coordinating production activities related to meat and poultry processing such as applying knowledge of production methods, processes, machines and equipment, directing activities to workers engaged in production, etc
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Supervisor-Dairy Products Processing

Eligibility Class 12, preferably 18 Years 1-2 years in a similar role
Description A Supervisor Dairy Products Processing is responsible for supervising and coordinating production activities, applying knowledge of production methods, processes, machines and equipment, directing activities to workers engaged in production, reviewing production order, planning production operation, reviewing production and operating reports, resolving operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems.
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Traditional Snack and Savoury Maker

Eligibility Class 8, preferably 18 years 0-1 year in a similar role
Description A Traditional Snack and Savoury Maker is responsible for making various types of snack and savoury products. S/he is is responsible for receiving raw materials, checking quality, cleaning, grinding, sieving, mixing, frying, cooking, heating, cooling, blending, packing and storing
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