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The tasks a Waste Machine Man (Cotton Textile) is expected to perform include:

Tending machine for cleaning cotton waste for reuse by beating and pulling it apart

Lifting waste roving, yarn or other matted cotton

Spreading it on feeder apron or lattice of waste machine

Taking out, by hand, surplus cotton from machine when machine becomes jammed

Storing cleaned cotton in gunny bags

Cleaning and oiling machine

Knowledge of basic storing techniques

Ability to troubleshoot the machine when required

Equipped in adequately treating the cotton waste

Ability to differentiate between useful and waste cotton

Knowledge of different grades of cotton and differentiating them efficiently

Skilled in operating waste machine

Knowledge of cotton processing procedure/process

Not applicable




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 maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 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 listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR18,000 to INR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Industry in India

India?s textiles sector is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India?s exports contributing 11 per cent to the country?s total exports basket. The textiles industry is labour intensive and is one of the largest employers. The industry realized export earnings worth US$ 41.57 billion in 2013-14. The Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US $108 billion, is expected to reach US $ 141 billion by 2021. The Indian government has come up with a number of export promotion policies for the textiles sector. It has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in the Indian textiles sector under the automatic route.

Cotton is one of the principal crops of India and is the major raw material for domestic textile industry. India is self-sufficient in cotton which provides the Indian textile industry a competitive edge worldwide in terms of low cost of raw material. With the healthy economic growth enjoyed by India over the past decade, the country's cotton consumption grew at a CAGR of 4.8 per cent in the period 2002-03 to 2012-13. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals. Therefore, the career as a Waste Machine Man (Cotton Textile) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Textile and handloom companies

Cotton mills

Cities and towns across India