Reed Man

Reed Repairer (Textile)

Minimum Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical

Minimum 1-3 years of experience required

The tasks a Reed Man is expected to perform include:

Repairing and replacing broken or defective reeds to be used in weaving

Locating defective or broken dents in the reed frame

Cutting out the defective portions

Nailing the new piece in place and repairing the damaged frames

Skilled in repairing the defects in the machine

Knowledge of the spare parts of the respective machines

Skilled in repairing damaged frames

Knowledge of oiling and servicing the machine

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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 10,000 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.

Due to the economic boom in the last few years and rising consumption levels both in the domestic economy and globally, manufacturers invested heavily and added capacities to meet the ever-increasing demand. The capital investments made in the textile mills remains the highest over the past 3 years. High investment and increasing support from the government has led to an increase in employment in this sector and demand for skilled professionals like Reed Man.

Textile mills

Garment manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India