Weaver Power Loom

Power Loom Operator

Minimum Diploma in Textiles

Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

The tasks a Weaver Power Loom is expected to perform include:

Operating the power-loom to weave cloth

Checking that the looms shuttles are in position

Supplying the full weft bobbins into the loom

Ensuring that the wrap yarn is not broken and that the set-up is ready

Checking the looms for defects in weaving

Ensuring that the broken ends of the warp yarn are mended

Ensuring that the ties are of short length so that the yarn is there at the broken end of the warp beam

Drawing the end through the drop wire

Healding and reeding by making use of the reed hook in the loom

Tying the reeds to the other end with a weaver's knot

Removing all the defects caused in the loom by the mispicks

Cutting and pulling out the filling of the weft yarn up to a point of defect

Adjusting and starting the loom every time a repair is done

Replacing the empty bobbin in the shuttles

Cutting the cloth when the cloth roll becomes full in the loom

Skilled in operating the power loom

Knowledge of the whole process that goes in to the weaving of cloth

Proficient in checking the looms for any sorts of defects

Skilled in removing all the defects in the loom

Not required


Good listening skills

Hard working




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)

Textiles and Handloom Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the handloom industry of India has 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 decentralized power loom sector is the lifeline of the Indian textile industry. India has approximately 19.42 lakhs of power looms weaving almost 19,000 million meters of fabric, and provides employment to more than 7 million workers. The industry now produces a wide range of fabrics ranging from grey, printed fabric, dyed fabric, cotton fabric, mix of cotton, synthetic, and other fibers.

With all these figures it is safe to say that the demand for a Weaver Power Loom is there in the present and will increase in the coming years.

Textile units

Weaving units

Cities and towns across India