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Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI)

Sector Profile

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.

About Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI)

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).

Contact Information:
CEO/COO: Ms. Mallika Verma
Phone : + 91 9891272185
Email: mallika.verma@ficci.com,ceo.ficsi@ficci.com
Addess: Federation House
1, Tansen Marg,New Delhi -110001
Grievance Cell Member:
Name: Ms. Mallika Verma
Contact No.: 011 23487221

Name: Dr Arbind Prasad
Conatct No.: 011  23753127
Email: grievance@ficsi-india.com

Qualification Packs


Assistant Lab Technician - Food and Agricultural Commodities

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q07006
  • Job Role:
  • Assistant Lab Technician - Food and Agricultural Commodities
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • An Assistant Lab Technician –Food and Agricultural Commoditiesis responsible for sampling raw materials, packaging materials, finished products, shelf-life samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Training Partners

Baking Technician/Operative Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q3005
  • Job Role:
  • Baking Technician/Operative Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role 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.

Butter and Ghee Processing Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q2003
  • Job Role:
  • Butter and Ghee Processing Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Butter and Ghee Processing Operator operates various dairy processing machineries to produce butter and ghee following specifications and standards of the organization.

Training Partners

Cold Storage Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q7004
  • Job Role:
  • Cold Storage Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Cold Storage Technicianis responsible for handling installation of refrigeration system and components, refrigerant charging andstorage of food in the cold storage room by maintaining storage parameters.

Training Partners

Craft Baker Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q3002
  • Job Role:
  • Craft Baker Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Craft Baker produces baked products ( breads, puffs, cookies, cakes/ pastries, desserts, specialty baked products, etc.) in artisan bakeries and patisseries.

Dairy Processing Equipment Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/ Q2002
  • Job Role:
  • Dairy Processing Equipment Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Dairy Processing Equipment Operatoris responsible for operating various types of dairy processing machineries for producing dairy products.

Training Partners

Fish and Sea Food Processing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q4001
  • Job Role:
  • Fish and Sea Food Processing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role 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.

Training Partners

Fruit Pulp Processing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0106
  • Job Role:
  • Fruit Pulp Processing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Fruit Pulp Processing Technician is responsible for pulping/producing fruit pulp.

Training Partners

Fruit Ripening Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0104
  • Job Role:
  • Fruit Ripening Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Fruit Ripening Technician is responsible for ripening of all types of fruit in the fruit ripening chamber.

Training Partners

Fruits and Vegetables Canning Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0107
  • Job Role:
  • Fruits and Vegetables Canning Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Fruits and Vegetables Canning Technician is responsible for canning fruits and vegetables.

Training Partners

Fruits and Vegetables Drying/ Dehydration Technican

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0105
  • Job Role:
  • Fruits and Vegetables Drying/ Dehydration Technican
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Fruits and Vegetables Drying/Dehydration Technician is responsible for drying/dehydration of fruits and vegetables.

Training Partners

Fruits and Vegetables Selection In-Charge

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0108
  • Job Role:
  • Fruits and Vegetables Selection In-Charge
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • A Fruits and Vegetables Selection In chargeis responsible for sorting and grading produce such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. based on colour, size, appearance, feel and smell.

Training Partners

Grain Mill Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q1003
  • Job Role:
  • Grain Mill Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Grain Mill Operator is responsible for operating milling machineries in order to produce milled grains and flour(s).

Ice Cream Processing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/ Q2004
  • Job Role:
  • Ice Cream Processing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • An Ice Cream Processing Technician is responsible for operating various ice-cream processing machineries to produce ice cream following specifications and standards of the organisation.

Jam Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0103
  • Job Role:
  • Jam Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Jam, Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician is responsible for processing fruits and vegetables to make jam, jelly and ketchup.

Training Partners

Mixing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/ Q5004
  • Job Role:
  • Mixing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:

Mixing Technician Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q3004
  • Job Role:
  • Mixing Technician Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Mixing Technician prepares different types of dough used in making baked products .

Modified Atmosphere Storage Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q07003
  • Job Role:
  • Modified Atmosphere Storage Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Modified AtmosphereStorage Technician is responsible for storing produce in modified atmosphere storage facility.

Training Partners

Pickle Making Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0102
  • Job Role:
  • Pickle Making Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Pickle Making Technician is responsible for preparing different types of pickles from various fruits and vegetables. This role is similar for processing all types of pickles in manual and machine operated units.

Plant Biscuit Production Specialist

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q5003
  • Job Role:
  • Plant Biscuit Production Specialist
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:

Plant Biscuit Production Specialist Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q3003
  • Job Role:
  • Plant Biscuit Production Specialist Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Plan t Biscuit Production Specialist produces biscuits in industrial units as per defined SOPs in synchronisation with rest of the plant/ unit.

Pulse Processing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q1004
  • Job Role:
  • Pulse Processing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role 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, de-husking, splitting, sorting, polishing and grinding.

Training Partners

Purchase Assistant - Food and Agricultural Commodities

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q07005
  • Job Role:
  • Purchase Assistant - Food and Agricultural Commodities
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Purchase Assistant –Food and Agricultural Commodities handles purchase of food and agricultural commodities as per organization specifications and standards.

Training Partners

Squash and Juice Processing Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • FIC/Q0101
  • Job Role:
  • Squash and Juice Processing Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A Squash and Juice Processing Technician is responsible for preparation of squash and juice from fruits.

Training Partners