Knitting?Machine Operator, Automatic

Minimum Diploma/Degree in Textile technology

Minimum 1 year of experience required

The tasks a Knitting?Machine Operator, Automatic is expected to perform include:

Operating knitting machines to knit hose in the shape of foot and leg

Placing spools of yarn on spindles of machine

Placing welt rod in retaining notch of welt bar and turning lever to lower welt bar to knitting position

Pushing yarn carrier into position and turning bar to start machine

Hooking draw-off straps from take up roller to welt rod to hold welt and leg taut during knitting

Turning handwheels to position picot bar to knit stitches

Clipping loose threads at welt and toe of completed hose, using scissors

Removing welt rods and hose from the machine

Counting, bundling and attaching identifying ticket to hose

Replacing and aligning needles and points of machine, using pliers

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Skilled in operating automatic knitting machine and related equipment

Knowledge of functioning of yarn carrier

Ability to carry out the knitting operation safely

Basic knowledge of measuring techniques in order to get accurate results

Skilled in using hand tools like pliers

Ability to keep the machine and other related equipment in adequate working condition

Not applicable


Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 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 considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile and Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except the spinning sub-segment.

Due to the economic boom in the last few years and rising consumption levels both in the domestic economy and globally, manufacturers invested heavily and added capacities to meet the ever-increasing demand. The capital investments made in the textile mills remains the highest over the past 3 years. High investment and increasing support from the government has led to increase in employment in this sector and demand for Knitting?Machine Operator, Automatic remains high and is expected to stay the same in future.

Textile mills

Wool and yarn manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India