Mat Trimmer

Mat Shearing

Minimum Diploma in Textiles

Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

The tasks a Mat Shearing is expected to perform include:

Operating the shearing and trimming mat machine

Ensuring that the machine makes the surface and edges of the mats even

Feeding the mat into the machine that clips off high fibres

Trimming the sheared mat on all sides by holding aides between the blades and roller

Removing the loose fibres from the surface

Repeating the process of loosening the fibres if additional shearing is required

Skilled in operating the mat machine

Knowledge of the process involved in making the surface and edges of the mats even

Skilled in setting the machine and checking the final output for conformations

Familiar with 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 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 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.

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 Mat Shearing is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India