Fetler (Woollen Textile)

Carding Machine Fetler

Minimum 12th

Minimum experience of up to 1 year in a relevant area

The tasks a Fetler (Woollen Textile) is expected to perform include:

Cleaning the rollers and cylinders of the carding machines so as to remove wool waste

Removing the slides from the belts and chains that help drive the machine

Ensuring that the rollers and cylinders are rotating properly

Removing all the accumulated dirt, fibres and foreign matter inside the machine

Assuring that all the moving parts of the machine operate freely

Reconnecting the drive mechanism of the machine

Attending to the cards until the cards get filled with material

Assisting the Condenser Minder in taking out the ends and putting them in the proper position on the condenser bobbins

Attending the card mounting along with providing assistance in the repair work of the cards

Skilled in operating the carding machine

Knowledge of the process involved in the removal of waste wool

Skilled in handling the rollers and cylinders of the machine

Skilled in the removal of dirt matter manually

Proficient in troubleshooting and performing routine maintenance 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 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textiles and Handloom Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the handloom industry of India has 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.

India has the third largest sheep population in the world with 71 million sheep. The annual wool production is in the range of 43-46 million kg. The wool textile industry in India is poised to grow at a healthy rate. A higher rate of technology penetration in this industry, coupled with government incentives and other capacity-building initiatives have resulted in increased exports, besides stimulating domestic consumption. 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 Fetler (Woollen Textile) has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Textile units

Wool processing units

Cities and towns across India