Set Framer, Silk

Silk Sliving Worker

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum 1 year of experience required

The tasks a Set Framer, Silk is expected to perform include:

Operating set frame machine to make silk into sliver

Switching on set frame to move comb up and down which carries fibres through it

Feeding silk laps one after the another

Piecing broken ends with hand to keep continuous flow

Condensing fibres coming out through trumpet into one sliver

Oiling and cleaning the machine

Skilled in operating and troubleshooting set framer machine

Ability to cut silk into desired size and number of pieces

Skilled in manually assisting the whole silk sliving operation

Ability to maintain the set standards of silk in the unit

Ability to conduct the operation without hampering the quality of silk

Skilled in maintaining and servicing the set framer periodically

Not applicable



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 maybe 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/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile and 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 raw silk after China and the biggest consumer of raw silk and silk fabrics. An analysis of trends in international silk production suggests that sericulture has better prospects for growth in the developing countries rather than in the advanced countries. Thus, India has a distinct advantage of practicing sericulture all through the year, yielding a stream of about 4-6 crops as a result of its tropical climate. This trend is likely to continue in India and is sure to give a boost to employment in silk sector. This will give Set Framer, Silk ample opportunities in the future.

Sericulture companies

Silk processing companies

Cities and towns across India