Scouring Machine man, Wool

Minimum 12th pass

Minimum experience of up to 1 year in relevant field

The tasks a Scouring Man, Wool is expected to perform include:

Tending the scouring machine for washing raw wool in chemical solution to prepare it for dyeing and carding

Receiving instructions from Scouring Mistry

Preparing the chemical solution by mixing soda, soap and other scouring agents in proper proportion in the hot water tank

Pouring the solution into bowls of machine

Ensuring uniform spread of wool, by hand

Operating the feeder hopper of machine to obtain even flow of wool at delivery end

Regulating the flow of wool from one bowl to another

Collecting the clean wool at the delivery end

Feeding the wool on lattice of drying machine

Regulating the flow of feeds and removing wool from the drying rollers

Cleaning the machine and bowls periodically

Skilled in operating the scouring machine

Proficient in preparing the wool for dyeing and carding

Efficient in following all the instructions given by the Scouring Mistry

Efficient in uniformly spreading the wool by hands

Proficient in feeding the wool properly on lattice of the drying machine

Skilled in removing the wool from the drying rollers

Not required


Good listening skills




It is not a desk job

Need not supervise 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?

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 16, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile 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 report suggests that this sector accounts for around 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in the country (excluding wool, silk and yarn) and has the largest infrastructure with 2.3 million weaving looms. The total handloom cloth production in India reached 6.9 billion sq m in 2012?13 which was up from 6.6 billion sq m in 2008?09. The country supplies 95 per cent of world demand for hand woven fabric.

With all these figures in considerations it is safe to say that the demand for a Scouring Man, Wool is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile units

Wool processing/ making industry

Cities and towns across India