Fiber Technologist

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

Not required

The tasks a Fiber Technologist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research in extraction and utilization of vegetable (animal or synthetic) fibres such as jute, moonj, ganja, etc.

Developing techniques for spinning and weaving of fibres and for pulping fibre for making utility goods like paper, cardboard and allied materials

Setting raw material for decomposition by bacterial action to identify fibre

Conducting physical and chemical tests for identification of fibre and fibre damage

Assessing presence of non-fibrous impurities and contents of hygroscopic nature, tensile strength, elasticity, elongation, staple length, frictional characteristics, fineness, diameter, etc. of fibre

Supervising workers engaged in extraction and processing

Guiding and training the workers

Conducting research for finding substitute for rare fibres and directing adulteration

In-depth knowledge of fibre properties

Knowledge of different products manufactured by fibre

Equipped to conduct quality control tests

Knowledge of scientific makeup of fibres

Detailed knowledge of production process of fibre products

Ability to experiment with new ideas

Knowledge of commercial viability of different products

Detailed knowledge of different characteristics and parameters of fibres

Knowledge of different types of machines used in production of fibre products

Abreast with the latest machinery and production methods in fibre industry

Will be updated

Good communication and interpersonal skills



Team player


Attention to detail

Analytic thinker



Logical thinker

It is a desk job

May need to 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

India synthetic fibre industry is the new addendum to the ever growing Indian Textile Industry. This industry accounts for about 2.09 billion kg i.e. 44%, of man-made fibre or yarn industry. Industrial output of India synthetic fibre industry during 2004-05 amounted to 774.65 million kg. The product of this industry includes polyester staple fibre, acrylic staple fibre and polypropylene staple fibre. The import of India synthetic fibre industry showed a mixed trend over the last five years and its import doubled to 143.54 million kg during 2004-05. Further, the export of India synthetic fibre industry had grown by 50% during the same period. The synthetic fibre industry of India during this short period has shown tremendous business potential.

This industry has grown stupendously over the last decade and half, and it recorded highest growth rate amongst all sectors of Indian textile industry. The job opportunities for a Fiber Technologist will increase with the growth of this sector.

Synthetic fibre manufacturing factories

Research institutes

Cities and towns across India