Reeler, Silk

Silk Filaturer

Reeling Man

Minimum B.Sc. (Sericulture)

Not required

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

Placing cooked cocoons in the basins of the reeling machine, containing tapped water

Stirring the cocoons in the water with fingers and drawing the loose ends of the silk filament from each cocoon

Collecting four or five loose ends together to form one yarn or composite filament depending on the type of thickness of yarn required

Drawing the ends of the silk yarn through the hole of the button of the reeling machine and over pulleys

Fastening the ends to the reel fitted to machine

Ensuring that the silk yarn or filament is drawn from each cocoon and twisted and reeled in the reeling frame

Feeding the fresh ends of the silk filament from fresh cocoons by throwing the ends of filament by hand to one that is already being reeled

Ensuring that continuity of reeling and thickness of filament is maintained

Stopping the machine when a silk filament gets broken

Tracing the ends from the reel and restoring continuity by knotting the ends together by hand

Restarting the machine and continuing reeling

Replacing the empty spool or reel over machine when the existing reel is fully wound

Collecting waste filament from the basin and drying it in the sun for use as waste silk after teasing and cleaning

Oiling and cleaning the machine

Re-reeling the silk thread from small to standard reels to form hanks

Skilled in operating the reeling machine and spindles

Familiar with all the spinning techniques

Ability to identify diseases in cocoons

Ability to manually operate the apparatus, if required

Ability to measure the length of yarn produced

Knowledge of 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 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Textile & Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one of 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 the spinning sub-segment.

Sericulture, in recent times, has begun to offer a wide variety of employment and entrepreneurship options. Most importantly, every state in India has a sericulture department to focus on the rearing of silk worms, production of fibre and marketing. There are many laboratories that conduct experimentation on this natural fibre and these serve as excellent avenues for those inclined towards technology and scientific experimentation. These growing trends will give a boost to the employment in silk and related sectors and Reeler, Silk can explore various avenues of this industry.

Silk weaving mill

Cities and towns across India