Reeler, Textile

Reeling Man

Minimum B. E./Diploma in Textile Production

Minimum of 2 years of experience required

The tasks a Reeler, Textile is expected to perform include:

Operating the reeling machine for winding yarn from the bobbins or copping into coils

Placing the yarn bobbins or cops on the spindles of the machine

Pulling the ends of the yarn from each bobbin or cop through a guide hook and traversing the rail and looping it to pin on the reel

Setting the dial that measures the yardage of the yarn wound

Turning the reel by operating the lever or by hand so that the yarn is pulled from bobbins or cops and winding it into coils

Replacing the cops or bobbins when empty, with filled ones

Knotting the loose ends from new cops or bobbins to the tail ends of coils

Stopping the machine when coils of prescribed yardage are made and removing the coils from the reel

Collecting together the required number of coils or hanks and making them in to knots by hand

Skilled in operating the reeling machine and spindles

Familiar with all the spinning techniques

Ability to manually operate the apparatus, if required

Ability to measure the length of yarn produced

Knowledge of the various types of knots to tie the coils

Not applicable


Attention to detail

Team player


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 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 considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except for the spinning sub-segment.

The textile industry aims to double its workforce over the next 3 years. As a thumb rule, for every INR 1 lac invested in the industry, an average of 7 additional jobs is created. Textile exports in FY 15 are expected to grow by 25% to US$ 50 bn. The textile & handloom sector is one of the most promising sectors in terms of employment generation in India. This will enable Reeler, Textile to choose from various opportunities that shall open up in the future.

Fabric processing companies

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India