Card Cutter

Punch Operator (Textile)

Minimum Diploma in Textiles

Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

The tasks a Card Cutter is expected to perform include:

Operating the card cutting machine

Conducting the process that involves punching holes in the card used for controlling the pattern of cloth

Performing weaving on jacquard or dobby looms

Studying the required design

Preparing the final draft for the design

Indicating the places where warp is to be raised over weft

Fixing the graph paper containing the design on the machine board

Inserting the plan card into the cutting machine that is equipped with the key-board

Punching the required key to punch holes into the card as per the diagram for controlling the pattern on cloth woven

Pressing the lever by leg to push the punched card into the inner portion of the machine

Numbering the punched cards serially and inserting them in pegs on the stand for subsequent lacing

Fixing and adjusting the heald and card chain on the jacquard machine

Lacing the cards by hand or by machine to make the complete design

Skilled in operating a card cutting machine

Skilled in processes like weaving

Ability to read blueprints, sketches, etc. of designs

Proficient in preparing the design for lattice pegging

Efficient in the process of lattice pegging

Ability to perform the lacing of cards both, manually and by 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 Card Cutter is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India