Softener Feeder and Receiver, Jute

Jute Softener

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Softener Feeder and Receiver, Jute is expected to perform include:

Operating the softener machine for moistening and softening jute

Placing the jute (moral) or jute cuttings near feed-end of the machine

Ensuring that the jute is placed evenly upon travelling apron or the lattice of the softening machine

Ensuring that the jute is uniformly and continuously fed

Stopping machine in case it gets choked

Removing the surplus jute to clear choking

Receiving the softened sticks or portion of jute while working at the receiving end

Tying the jute sticks up and placing them on barrow or semi-cylindrical containers for further processing

Monitoring the steady flow of emulsion through valve so as to ensure that the required quantum of moisture for processing is present

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Reporting all defects in the machine for rectification

Bringing the sorted jute from bins and stacking them up in the near feed-end of the machine

Skilled in operating the softener machine

Knowledge of the process that is involved in the moistening and softening of jute

Skilled in ensuring that the machine does not get over chocked

Ability to clean and oil the machine

Not required


Good listening skills

Hard working



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 15, 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.

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 Softener Feeder and Receiver, Jute is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile units

Jute processing companies

Cities and towns across India