Gill-Box Minder (Woollen Textile)

The tasks a Gill Box Man is expected to perform include:

Tending gill- box machine for placing wool fibres in line and blending several slivers of wool into one sliver of uniform thickness

Placing cans or balls of sliver in positions on floor at feed end of the machine

Taking ends of sliver from each can or ball, passing them through back roller and squeezing them through gathering eye to front roller

Passing end of sliver combing out at the delivery end, guiding it into receiving can or looping it around the spindle or empty bobbin

Watching processing from feed to delivery end

Joining broken ends when necessary

Fixing new balls to replace exhausted balls at feed end to ensure regular feed

Removing fibres from leather sheet after stopping machine when jammed

Collecting processed sliver and removing filled cans, wound balls or full bobbins at delivery end

Removing waste from the machine and leather sheet

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Skilled in assessing the quality of wool fibres

Ability to operate the gill-box machine efficiently

Skilled in eliminating exhausted balls and replacing them with new ones

Skilled in operating various rollers

Skilled in cleaning and servicing the machine to keep it in proper working condition

Not applicable




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 is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 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 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

India?s textile sector is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India?s export contributing 11 per cent to the country?s total export basket. The textile industry is labor intensive and is one of the largest employer. The industry realized export earnings worth US$ 41.57 billion in 2013-14. The Indian textile industry, currently estimated at around US $108 billion, is expected to reach US $ 141 billion by 2021. The Indian government has come up with a number of export promotion policies for the textiles sector. It has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in the Indian textiles sector under the automatic route.

India has the third largest sheep population in the world with 71 million sheep. The annual wool production is in the range of 43-46 million kg. The wool textile industry in India is poised to grow at a healthy rate. A higher rate of technology penetration into this industry, coupled with government incentives and other capacity-building initiatives have resulted in increased exports, besides stimulating domestic consumption. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals. Therefore, the career as a Gill Box Man has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Textile and handloom companies

Woollen textile companies

Cities and towns across India