Cotton Cardtenter


Cotton Textile Can Boy

Minimum Diploma/Graduate degree

Not required

The tasks a Cardtenter, Cotton is expected to perform include:

Tending carding machine which cleans and transforms lap of cotton into sliver (rope like untwisted strand)

Fixing and adjusting laps of cotton on brackets at back of machine for carding

Placing end of lap (roll of cotton sheet) between feed roll and feed plate

Placing empty cans in front machine to receive sliver

Starting and cleaning machine after stripping of cylinder and doffer done by card strippers

Collecting web ensuing from doffer, and threading it through calendar rolls and pieces (joins) with sliver in can

Ensuring regular feeding of cotton into machine and attending to breaks in web and sliver front

Replacing filled cans with empty ones

Removing filled cans to draw-frame section and fetching empty ones

Locating operational defects in machine and setting them

Reporting major defects to jobber for rectification

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Skilled in making strands of cotton using carding machine

Ability to accurately fill the empty cans with produced slivers

Knowledge of card stripping techniques

Ability to regularly feed cotton to machine

Not applicable


Time-management skills

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 are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 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 considered hazardous or dangerous

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except the spinning sub-segment.

India is the second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. The Indian textiles and apparel industry is expected to grow to a size of US$ 223 billion by 2021. The textiles industry has made a major contribution to the national economy in terms of direct and indirect employment generation and net foreign exchange earnings. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals. Therefore, a career as a Cardtenter, Cotton has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Cotton textiles

Pillow, cushion and quilt manufacturers

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated