Textile Technologists

Garment Technologists

Minimum B.E./B.Tech in Textile Engineering

Not required

The tasks a Textile Technologist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research in chemistry of textiles

Instituting methods to control processes for scouring, bleaching, sizing and dyeing textiles

Preparing formulae for various phases of processing

Controlling variables, such as temperatures, sequence of operation and concentration of chemicals, for treatment of silk, cotton, wool, rayon and other fabrics

Experimenting with synthetic and re-generated fibres, animal hair, feathers, cellulose products and other materials to develop new textiles

Investigating problems relating to textile chemistry, such as treatment of fabrics to impart water, fire, mildew or insect resistant qualities, etc.

Analysing dyes, alkalis, acids, bleaches and finishes for conformance to specifications

Designing, erecting and patenting new textile machinery

In-depth knowledge of textile properties

Knowledge of different types of textiles

Equipped in conducting quality control tests

Knowledge of scientific makeup of fabrics

Detailed knowledge of production process of textiles fabrics

Ability to experiment with new ideas

Knowledge of commercial viability of different products

Knowledge of formation and structure of textile fabrics

Detailed knowledge of different characteristics and parameters of textile fabrics

Knowledge of polymer science

Knowledge of different types of machines new in production of textiles

Abreast with the latest machinery and production methods in textile industry

M.E./M.Tech in Textile Technology

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Hard working


Team player


Attention to detail

Analytic thinker



Logical thinker

It is 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 8/9 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), One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL) and those who have their Hearing Handicapped (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to fumes from the hazardous chemicals

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 3 years of experience - INR 30,000 to INR 50, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Industry in India

According to India Brand Equity Foundation, this sector, employs about 4.3 million people, is the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture. The sector accounts for around 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in the country (excluding wool, silk and yarn) and has the largest infrastructure with 2.3 million weaving looms. The total handloom cloth production in India reached 6.9 billion sq. m in 2012?13, up from 6.6 billion sq. m in 2008?09. The country supplies 95 per cent of world demand for hand woven fabric.

Textiles are utilised for innumerable purposes other than the manufacturing of garments. Textiles have industrial uses as well. Medical Textiles - besides gauze and bandage, textiles are also being used as sutures, orthopedic implants, vascular grafts, artificial ligaments, artificial tendons, heart valves and even as artificial skins.

The economic scope and importance of technical textiles extends far beyond the textile industry itself and has an impact upon just about every sphere of human activity. Textile Technologist is therefore very important for the development of technology for the benefit of the society.

Textiles manufacturing, designing and selling companies

Colleges and universities


Research institutes

Cities and towns across India