Hosiery Production Supervisor

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Hosiery is expected to perform include:

Supervising the workers in specified section of hosiery mill

Dealing with the manufacture of socks, vests, gloves and other hosiery products

Guiding the knitting jobber to set machine according to the type of article to be manufactured

Ensuring the upkeep of machines and equipment in perfect working condition

Ensuring that manufacturing target is achieved

Enforcing that safety and other rules and regulations are followed

Keeping the records, registers and submitting reports

Skilled in supervising the workers and activities of the hosiery mills

Knowledge of the process of manufacturing various hosiery products

Skilled in calculating production target and delivery schedules

Familiar with different machines and equipment used in the process

Equipped to maintain the machines in proper condition

Skilled in maintaining records of the process activities

Not required


Good listening skills

Good communication skills

Hard working



It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of knitting jobbers

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?

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textiles and Handloom Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Handloom industry of India have stated that the Indian handloom industry demonstrates the richness and diversity of Indian culture. Along with this fact the sector employs about 4.3 million people and this makes it the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture.

The export of handloom products from India in the period 2013-14 was estimated around US$ 372 million. In the period 2013-14, the US was the major exporter of handloom products from India estimated at US$ 118.87 million followed by UK and Germany at US$ 6.26 million and US$ 25.17 million respectively.

With all these figures in consideration,s it is safe to say that the demand for a Supervisor and Foreman, Hosiery is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile units

Hosiery production units

Cities and towns across India