Lap Sliving Worker

Minimum Diploma/Degree in Textile technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in relevant field

The tasks a Silver-Lap-Man is expected to perform include:

Tending sliver lap machine to convert several slivers into single lap for feeding ribbon lap or combing machine

Collecting and arranging sliver cans at feed end of sliver-lap machine

Pulling out ends of slivers and feeding them on to the rollers through guides by hand

Watching sliver ends running through the machine and joining broken ends

Maintaining continuous flow of sliver by regular feed and avoiding jamming

Stopping machine when jammed and drawing out surplus sliver to clear jamming

Moving wheel with hand to remove lap cover

Pulling out spindle wheel to facilitate removal of lap at delivery end

Removing lap from delivery disc and placing it on creel and re-fixing the bobbin, cover, etc.

Cleaning machine and removing sliver dropping

Locating operational defects on machine and removing them

Proficient in using relevant tools and equipment

Skilled in joining broken ends of sliver machine

Skilled in the methods of adequately treating the waste

Ability to keep the machinery in proper working order

Skilled in manually operating the spindle

Skilled in operating sliver lap machine

Not applicable


Attention to detail

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/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

India is the second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. The Indian textile and apparel industry is expected to grow to a size of US$ 223 billion by 2021. The textile sector has witnessed a spurt in investment during the last five years. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career as a Sliver-Lap-Man has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Textile mills

Cotton processing industry

Cities and towns across India