Lacer-man (Textile)

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum 1 year of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Lacer, Hand (Textile) is expected to perform include:

Lacing together punched cards in proper sequence to be used on jacquard

Looming for weaving cloth of different designs

Collecting punched cards and arranging them in proper sequence on lacing table or stand

Cutting required length of lace

Passing lace by hand through holes made particularly for tying cards together to make design

Carrying card chain to loom

Fixing card chain on jacquard loom

Assisting in handling defective jacquard

Ability to arrange loom for weaving cloth

Skilled in maintaining and adjusting machine and equipment

Skilled in manually handling the loom

Knowledge of lacing the punched cards

Knowledge of different types of designs and the ability to make them

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 - INR8,000 to INR16,000 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 exports contributing 11 per cent to the country?s total exports basket. The textile 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 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 textile sector. It has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in the Indian textiles sector under the automatic route.

The Indian textile industry is set for strong growth, buoyed by strong domestic consumption as well as export demand. Cloth production by mill sector registered a growth of 9 per cent in the month of February 2014 and of 6 per cent during April 2013?February 2014. The textile sector has witnessed a spurt in investment during the last five years. The industry (including dyed and printed) attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth INR 6,710.94crore (US$ 1.11 billion) during April 2000 to February 2014. 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 Lacer, Hand has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Textile and handloom companies

Fabric designing companies

Cities and towns across India