Weighter, Silk

Weight Increaser (Silk)

Minimum 12th

Minimum experience of up to 1 year required in a relevant field

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

Treating silk with solutions of tin and phosphates (chemicals) to give it weight or body

Wrapping silk in a blanket or coarse canvas

Placing silk in the container of the centrifugal machine

Pumping the solution of tin from the mixing vat into the machine

Running the solution for a set period

Keeping the material immersed in the solution

Drawing off the solution and transferring the material to the spray-washing machine

Returning the material to the centrifugal machine containing phosphates and running it to fix tin to silk

Repeating the process, as necessary to obtain the desired weight

Skilled in treating silk with different chemical solutions

Skilled in pumping techniques

Knowledge of the time required for the material to be immersed in the solution

Knowledge of the machine and solutions required in the process

Skilled in increasing the weight of the silk by different techniques to match the desired quality

Not applicable






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 is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 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 listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Textile & Handloom Industry in India

India?s textile sector is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India?s exports contributing 11 per cent to the country?s total exports basket. The textiles industry is labor intensive and is one of the largest employers. The industry realized export earnings worth US$ 41.57 billion in 2013-14. The Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around USD 108 billion, is expected to reach USD 141 billion by 2021. The Indian government has come up with a number of export promotion policies for the textiles sector. It has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in the Indian textiles sector under the automatic route.

India is the second largest silk manufacturer (around 20000 MT) contributing to 18% of the total raw silk production. Sericulture is an important cottage industry in India contributing roughly to 5% of GDP. Over the last six decades the Indian silk industry has registered an impressive growth, both horizontally and vertically. Plans and schemes implemented by central and state agencies and the relentless effort of thousands of dedicated persons in the fields of research and extension have helped this sector. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Weighter, Silk has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Textile and handloom companies

Silk mills

Cities and towns across India