Doubling Machine Operator (Textile)

Textile Machine Operator

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Doubling-Machine Operator (Textile) is expected to perform include:

Tending the machine that winds two or more strands of yarn

Ensuring that the strands of yarn are placed parallel in the bobbin or the tube that is preparatory to twisting

Placing the supply packages in creel

Drawing the yarn ends through machine guides and tensions that are placed on the take up tube

Observing the operation to detect yarn breaks

Ensuring that yarn supply is not exhausted and there is full package on the take up tubes

Piecing up the yarn breaks by using a knotter

Replacing the supply packages in the creel

Skilled in operating the winding machine

Skilled in detecting the yarn breaks

Equipped in logistics management

Skilled in operating a knotter

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?s demand for hand woven fabric.

With all these figures in consideration it is safe to say that the demand for a Doubling Machine Operator (Textile) is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile companies

Weaving units

Cities and towns across India