Reacher, Hand

Reacher Operator

Minimum Diploma in Textile Technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

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

Assisting the Drawer in drawing the ends of yarn through healds and reeds

Picking up correct ends of yarn

Laying down the yarn over the drawing hook

Ensuring that the hook is carefully pulled by the Drawer

Cleaning the healds and reeds

Skilled in providing required assistance to the Drawer

Knowledge about the drawing ends of yarn

Proficient in using healds and reeds

Not required


Good listening skills





It is not a desk job

Need not supervise 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 8/9 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

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Handloom industry of India have stated that the Indian handloom industry demonstrates the richness and diversity of Indian culture. Along with this fact the sector employs about 4.3 million people and this makes it the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture.

The report suggests that this sector accounts for around 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in the country (excluding wool, silk and yarn) and has the largest infrastructure with 2.3 million weaving looms. The total handloom cloth production in India reached 6.9 billion sq m in 2012?13 which was up from 6.6 billion sq m in 2008?09. The country supplies 95 per cent of world demand for hand woven fabric.

With all these figures in consideration it is safe to say that the demand for a Reacher, Hand is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India