Flat Knitter, Machine

Flat Knitting Machine Operator

Flat Knitting Machine Man

Minimum 12th pass

Minimum 5 years of experience required

The tasks a Flatknitter, Machine is expected to perform include:

Operating knitting machine for producing flat fabric

Placing cones of yarn on stand of the machine

Threading ends of yarn through guides and feeders

Replacing empty cones with filled ones and joining broken ends

Replacing defective or broken needles

Oiling and cleaning the machine

Knowledge of designs of textile products

Skilled in determining the right size of product that is to be knitted

Ability to perform basic repairing of the machine

Ability to create their own designs and patterns

ITI diploma


Good hand-eye co-ordination

Attention to detail

Team player

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 are not available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 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 considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile and Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except the spinning sub-segment.

India is the second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. The Indian textile and apparel industry is expected to grow to a size of US$ 223 billion by 2021. The sector contributes about 14 per cent to industrial production, 4 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and 27 per cent to the country's foreign exchange inflows. The textile sector has witnessed a spurt in investment during the last five years. Therefore, the career as a Flat Knitter, Machine has a bright future and opportunities are going to rise in coming time.

Textile manufacturers

Cities and towns across India