Jute Technologist

Minimum B.E./B.Tech. in Jute and Fibre Technology

Not required

The tasks a Jute Technologist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research for improving standards and quality of jute fibre and jute products

Conducting research in physical, chemical and testing laboratories

Suggesting measures for increasing agricultural yield of jute by scientific sowing, rearing and harvesting

Devising better facilities for separating fibre from plant stem and protecting jute crops from pests and diseases

Identifying various chemical components and compositions of fibre structure

Checking chemical reaction on fibre to modify or change its original, chemical properties and characteristics

Improving and producing fibre of better quality with increased stiffness, toughness, rigidity and resilience

Evolving tests and developing new processing techniques and equipment

Supervising proper installation and maintenance of the machinery

In-depth knowledge of jute properties and cultivation

Knowledge of different products manufactured by jute

Equipped to conduct quality control tests

Knowledge of scientific makeup of fabrics

Detailed knowledge of production process of jute products

Ability to experiment with new ideas

Knowledge of commercial viability of different products

Knowledge of formation and structure of jute fabrics

Detailed knowledge of different characteristics and parameters of jute fabrics

Knowledge of different types of machines new in production of jute products

Knowledge of the latest machinery and production methods in jute industry

Will be updated

Good communication and interpersonal skills



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 hazardous chemicals

For freshers - INR 7,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Industry in India

The Indian Jute Industry is a very old and predominant in the eastern part of India. It forms an integral part of the Indian textile industry. Furthermore, the jute industry contributes to the national exchequer from exports and taxes. The Indian jute industry has been expanding really fast and spans a wide range of lifestyle consumer products. The Indian Jute Industry plays a key role in the Indian economy, providing direct employment to about 0.26 million workers and supporting the lives of around 4.0 million farm families. Around 0.14 million people are engaged in the tertiary sector, that supports the jute industry. Currently it contributes to exports about 1,000 crore. Government of India has included the jute production for special attention in its National Common Minimum Program. For this mission, it has approved a sum of 355.55 crore.

The focus of Government on this sector coupled with the growing awareness of advantages of eco-friendly products will ensure more jobs for Jute Technologists.

Textiles manufacturing factories

Research institutes

Cities and towns across India