Rag Machineman (Woollen Textile)

Rag Processing Machine Operator

Minimum 12th pass

Minimum experience of up to 1 year required

The tasks a Rag Machineman (Woollen Textile) is expected to perform include:

Tending and feeding the rag machine for tearing woollen rags into fibre

Collecting the cuttings, rags and woollen cloth near the feed end of the machine

Sprinkling the prescribed quantity of oil on rags using sprinkler, so as to soften them

Picking up handful of oiled rags and feeding them on the lattice of the machine

Spreading the rags evenly on lattice by using hands

Maintaining regular feed of rags

Avoiding any sort of choking in the working of the rage machine

Processing the rags and turning them into fibrous condition

Removing the waste from the machine parts

Oiling and cleaning the machine

Skilled in operating rag machine

Familiar with the entire process of fibre making

Skilled in using oil sprinkler

Proficient in adjusting the flow of rags, to avoid jamming

Skilled in cleaning and oiling the machine

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 16, 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.

India has the third largest sheep population in the world with 71 million sheep. The annual wool production is in the range of 43-46 million kg. The wool textile industry in India is poised to grow at a healthy rate. A higher rate of technology penetration into this industry, coupled with government incentives and other capacity-building initiatives have resulted in increased exports, besides stimulating domestic consumption. 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 Rag Machineman (Woolen Textile) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time

Textile manufacturing units

Wool processing units

Cities and towns across India