Knotter Tool Operator

Minimum 12th pass

Preferably minimum experience of 1 year required in relevant field

The tasks a Knotter, Silk is expected to perform include:

Tending reeling machine to draw composite silk filament from reeling basin to wooden reel

Collecting and mounting wooden reel on the machine

Drawing and wrapping ends of silk filament on reel

Switching on machine by releasing brake to wind filament on reel

Watching operation and joining ends when filament gets broken

Reeling and cooking cocoons

Skilled in joining broken filaments

Knowledge of wrapping and cooking cocoons

Skilled in catching end of silk filament on reel

Skilled in drawing silk out of silkworms

Skilled in raising cocoons

Basic knowledge of troubleshooting methods

Skilled in mounting new reel on machine periodically

Knowledge of reeling and collecting silk, once prepared

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 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Industry in India

India?s textiles sector is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India?s exports contributing 11 per cent to the country?s total exports basket. The textiles industry is labor intensive and is one of the largest employers. The industry realized export earnings worth US$ 41.57 billion in 2013-14. The Indian textiles 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 is the second largest silk manufacturer (around 20000 MT) contributing to 18% of the total raw silk production. Sericulture is an important cottage industry in India contributing roughly to 5% of GDP. Over the last six decades, Indian Silk industry has registered an impressive growth, both horizontally and vertically. Plans and schemes implemented by central and state agencies and relentless efforts of thousands of dedicated persons in the fields of research and extension have helped this sector. 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 Knotter, Silk has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Textile and handloom companies

Silk mills

Cities and towns across India