Silkworm Cooker

Silk Reeling Worker

Minimum 12th pass

Preferably minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Cooker (Silkworm) is expected to perform include:

Boiling the cocoons to kill pupa inside the cocoon

Tracing the end of silk filament for reeling silk

Filling the tube containing water with cocoons and letting in steam to heat it

Allowing cocoons to remain in boiling water for a specified period of time

Ensuring that all pupa inside cocoon are killed

Making sure that the water is kept at prescribed temperature

Stirring the cocoons and boiling water with wooden stick to which they get attached

Collecting in ladle cocoons whose filaments are drawn out

Delivering all the boiled cocoons at reeling section so as to draw silk

Reeling the silk over the reeling machine

Knowledge of boiling cocoons for making silk

Skilled in the process involved in reeling of the silk

Knowledge of parameters like temperature and quality requirement of the process

Proficiency in operating the reeling machine

Basic knowledge of the process of manufacturing silk

Not required





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 8/9 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 15,000 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.

When it comes to the efforts by the government, The Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC), a statutory body has been constituted under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It aims to promote the export of all handloom products like fabrics, home furnishings, carpets and floor coverings, etc.

With all these figures in consideration, it is safe to say that the demand for a Cooker (Silkworm) is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile units

Silk processing units

Cities and towns across India