Drawing Tenter

Minimum Diploma in Textile technology

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Drawing Tenter is expected to perform include:

Tending draw frame machine

Handling large number of drawing sets that combine several slivers into lots of same weight and thickness

Arranging the cans at the rear of the drawing machine

Handling the cans that are full of card or comber sliver

Threading the ends of sliver from cans through machine

Replacing the empty cans with the filled ones

Joining the ends of slivers by matting and rolling them together with fingers

Watching the slivers running into the machine and joining the broken ends

Replacing the filled cans at the delivery end with empty ones

Cleaning, oiling and varnishing the top rollers of the machine

Skilled in operating the drawing frame machine

Efficient in timely replacing the filled cans with the empty ones

Skilled in matting activities

Skilled in routine maintenance like cleaning, oiling, etc. of 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 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 Drawing Tenter is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile manufacturing units

Weaving units

Cities and towns across India