Back Handler (Cotton Textile)

Back Sizer

Minimum Diploma in Textiles

Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

The tasks a Back Sizer is expected to perform include:

Assisting the front Sizer in setting and operating the sizing machine

Helping to load the warp beams on the back creel of the machine by hand or by chainpulley

Drawing the ends of the warp beam through the machine

Placing the lease strings across the warp ends coming from the warp beams

Dividing the warp ends into different layers

Detecting the broken ends at the rear of the machine and then joining them together

Maintaining the required quantity and temperature of the sizing solution in a sow-box or sizing-back

Taking off the flannel from the sizing roller and washing it when necessary

Removing the empty beams

Assisting the Front Sizer in cleaning and oiling the machine

Skilled in operating the sizing machine

Skilled in using a chainpulley

Efficient in oiling and cleaning the machine

Not required

Safety oriented

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 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 the world demand for hand woven fabric.

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

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India