Jobs in Cement Industry

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If one wishes to start a wonderful career which can help him or her to climb up the path of success, then jobs in cement industry can be an ideal choice. With the growth in the infrastructure and technological projects, there has been a rise in the cement industries in the country. This has led to the high growth of jobs in cement industry and more and more people are opting for the jobs in the various companies of this field to start a wonderful career.

Growth of Jobs in Cement Industry

After the open market policies undertaken by the government from the 1990s, there was a significant increase in the infrastructure and housing projects in the country to cater to the growing consumer market. As a result, more and more cement companies started to set up bases in various parts of the country. The government also put emphasis on the renovation of the heritage places and set up some public cement companies as well. As these projects required plenty of manpower, there was a significant increase in the number of job opportunities.

Today, the cement industry is one of the booming sectors in the country. According to recent surveys, the industry is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years to cater to the growing infrastructure and real estate projects. As a result, there will be more employment in all these sectors. In fact, working in the cement industry is also considered as a lucrative career option for the freshers and the youngsters. More and more young people who have a craving for architecture are joining the cement industry to get good jobs.

According to the recent surveys, one metric ton of cement generates job opportunities for around 14 lakh people. Some of the states where the cement industry is booming are Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan and so on. To cope up with the competition market, other states are also gearing up with a number of cement projects which will produce a favorable effect on the cement industry in the country. In the year few years, more than 25 lakh people will be employed in the cement companies.

Some trends of the Indian cement industry which will add to the job prospect in this sector are:
  • It is expected that the cement industry will steadily grow and more than 50 million tons will be produced annually to cater to the high demand in the real estate sector.

  • The annual exports will also significantly increase by around 9 to 10% which will favorably affect the overall Gross Domestic Product of the country.

  • India will become the second largest cement producing country after China

Career in cement industry

Usually, the cement industry in India consists of both the organized sector and the unorganized sector. Organized sector comprises the well known cement producing industries while the main players of the unorganized sector are the regional and local cement producing units in various states across the state. Some of the well known cement companies in the country are:
  • Ambuja Cements Ltd
  • J.K Cement Ltd
  • Grasim Industries Ltd
  • Associated Cement Company Ltd (ACC)
  • Madras Cement Ltd.
Jobs are available in both the organized and the unorganized sector. There are lots of jobs that are in offer. In most cases, one needs to have some type of expertise in architecture in order to get a job in this sector. There are a number of employment opportunities like site engineer, packaging engineer, sift in charge, surveyor, geologist, contractor, supervisor and other posts. All these jobs have good pay package with other benefits and perks.

With more and more jobs on offer, a number of colleges and educational institutes are coming up various courses and study programs related to the cement industry. Some of the popular courses are Post Graduate Diploma in Cement Technology and so on.