Machine Operator

Spreader Cutter Operator

Fabric Cutter

CNC Cutting Operator (Computer Numerical Control Cutting Operator)

Minimum ? Preferably 12th standard pass

Certified training for Garment Cutter (programme aligned to AMH/Q1501 released by Apparel Made Up?s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)

1-2 years of work experience/internship in CAM

The task a Garment Cutter expected to perform includes: Taking the fabric from stock, loading the fabric and programming the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to run the particular design Removing the cut pieces off the conveyer belt

Ensuring cutting is done as per product requirements

Knowledge of fabric types and garment construction

Proficient in pattern sewing codes and symbols

Equipped in different cutting equipment and methods

Knowledge about the common quality imperfections associated with the materials

Proficient in CAM operating procedures

Knowledge about how to identify the process and product problems

Preferably training in CAM software and operations

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Dexterity of hands

Proficiency in maths and computer skills

Hand-eye co-ordination

Understanding textile characteristics

Not a desk job

Working from home is not available.Contractual work and par-time job is also available

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not part of the job.Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8 hours every-day. This may vary from company to company.Shift system is available.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered dangerous and hazardous.Occupational hazard included strained vision, fatigue, cuts and severed fingers, injury to the eye, allergy from the dyes etc.Fire caused due to bad electrical connections, chemical spills or dust

For a fresher -`11,500 per month

For a candidate with experience -`15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Apparel Industry in India1

Growth in Apparel Industry in India (AII) is increasing manifold with the change in lifestyle, earnings and urbanization of the customers. The worldwide consumers are accepting the apparel fashion products produced in India. AII has realized the immense potential to yield business in this segment. The Indian consumers are adopting fashionable items quickly and conveniently with the rise in competition.

Latest Trends in Apparel Sector in India1

The AII is a rapidly growing segment; it is growing at a rate of 10% which is higher than that of retail segments. It has about 10% share in the overall retail segment in India and is the second largest retail segment after food and groceries. It is also reported that the size of Indian Domestic Apparel Industry will double within 5 years due to several factors such as economic prosperity, simplified government policy, growth in fashion orientation and brand awareness as well as consumer expectations.

Large companies in the Textile and Apparels Industry such as Bombay Dyeing, Vardhman Group

Export department of companies

Export houses

Trading houses

Star trading houses

Super star trading houses

Maximum number of job openings are available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, and other metro cities.3