Front Sizer

Front Handler (Cotton Textile)

Minimum Diploma in Textiles

Minimum experience of 1 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Front Sizer (Cotton Textile) is expected to perform include:

Tending the sizing machine for drawing warp yarn through sizing solution

Drawing devices to condition and strengthen the drawings

Lifting the warp beams assisted by the Back Sizer

Putting the warp beams on back creel or machine with hand or by chain pulley

Gathering the ends into bunches and tying them to the corresponding ends

Managing the ends that are left threaded through the machine from the previous run

Pulling the ends from warp beam when the machine is empty

Placing the sow box around drying cylinders so as to weave the beam in front of the machine

Counting and distributing the ends in wraith, according to the specified pattern

Monitoring the machine and detecting any broken ends during run off of the machine

Slowing down the machine by twisting together the broken ends of the corresponding ends

Returning the machine to normal speed after ensuring that the yarn receives proper amount

and consistency of size

Ensuring that the yarn is dried sufficiently

Stopping the machine once the required amount of warp has been wound on the weaver's beam

Cutting the warp yarn and tying the ends into 2 to 3 bunches with a gum tape

Removing the weaver's beam with overhead hoist or by hand

Supervising the work of Back Sizer

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Skilled in operating the sizing machine

Knowledge of the process involved in drawing warp yarn through the sizing solution

Skilled in operating chain pulleys

Skilled in detecting any broken ends

Skilled in supervising the work of other workers

Ability to clean and oil the machine

Not required


Good listening skills

Hard working




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 in considerations it is safe to say that the demand for a Front Sizer is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India