Combing Tenter

Comberman (Cotton Textile)

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Combing Tenter is expected to perform include:

Tending the combing machine for combing or separating short fibres from the long ones converting lap into sliver preparatory to drawing

Placing the lap rolls or spools in proper position on the creel of the combing machine

Pulling out the lead ends of lap through assembly on to feed-rolls

Setting the calender rollers to position

Watching the running of sliver through machine

Detecting and joining the broken ends of sliver

Removing the surplus sliver after stopping machine to avoid jamming

Leading the web coming through the funnel like guide into a can at the delivery end

Replacing the filled cans with the empty ones

Removing the waste sliver rolls from the back of the machine to the specified place or to the waste bag

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Skilled in operating the combing machine

Knowledge of the whole process involved in combing

Skilled in the process that involves in the conversion of lap into sliver

Skilled in joining the broken ends of sliver

Efficient in avoiding and removing any sort of jamming in the combing 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 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 Combing Tenter is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile industry

Weaving units

Cities and towns across India