Root Cutter, Jute

Chopper, Jute

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Root Cutter, Jute is expected to perform include:

Cutting hard and surplus roots of jute by knife

Carrying the softened jute from file to root cutting knife

Picking up the handful of softened jute

Arranging hard and surplus jute ends evenly

Placing the root ends over knife at the breaker dollop table

Clipping off the root ends and carrying these cuttings to the weighing scale

Ensuring that usable jute is not cut and wasted

Carrying jute to the softening machine

Skilled in chopping off all the hard root ends of jute

Skilled at combing large morah (twisted jute) to the final mix

Skilled at using the weighing scale

Good knowledge about the operation of breaker dollop table

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)

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.

The export of handloom products from India in the period 2013-14 was estimated around US$ 372 million. In the period 2013-14, the US was the major exporter of handloom products from India estimated at US$ 118.87 million followed by UK and Germany at US$ 6.26 million and US$ 25.17 million respectively.

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

Textile units

Jute processing industry

Cities and towns across India