Doffer, Fly Frame

Doffer Boy(Textile)

Minimum Diploma in Textile

Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

The tasks a Doffer, Fly Frame is expected to perform include:

Replacing the bobbins filled with silver with empty bobbins

Placing the filled bobbins at slubbing, inter or roving frames

Bringing the empty bobbins and keeping them properly inbetween the spindles

Removing the filled bobbins from the spindles with full precautions

Placing the empty bobbins at the loop ends of the rovings

Cleaning all the frames

Skilled in the timely replacing of the empty bobbins with the filled bobbins

Proficient in transferring the filled bobbins

Efficient in taking all the required safety precautions

Skilled in cleaning and oiling 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 15, 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 have 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.

The report suggests that this sector accounts for around 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in the country (excluding wool, silk and yarn) and has the largest infrastructure with 2.3 million weaving looms. The total handloom cloth production in India reached 6.9 billion sq. m in 2012?13 which was up from 6.6 billion sq. m in 2008?09. The country supplies 95 per cent of world demand for hand woven fabric.

With all these figures it is safe to say that the demand for a Doffer, Fly Frame is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India