Sewing Machine Operators/Assemblers

Sewing Technician

Sewing Machine Mechanic

Sewing Operator Blind Stitch Machine Operator

Minimum - Preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Sewing Machine Operator (programme aligned to AMH/Q0301 released by Apparel, Made Up?s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)

Preferable 2 years of experience in woven and knit operations

The task a Sewing Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Stitching or sewing fabric, fur or synthetic materials to produce apparels

Knowledge of fabrics/apparels and garments and types of fabrics/apparels that require stitching by hand or machine stitching

Proficient in range of techniques most suited to the different types of apparel

Working knowledge of relevant tools and equipment

Proficient in procedures to set the stitch size Knowledge about garment parts (pockets, fronts, backs, collars, cuffs, sleeves, etc.) Equipped to assemble different garment parts to make the final product

Capable of handling the problems encountered when stitching different types of apparels

Knowledge of the sewing machine parts and its application

Equipped to follow manufacturer?s instructions for setting up, adjusting and operating the equipment

Preferably training on sewing operation

Communication skills

Planning and organizing


Problem solving skills

Not a desk job

Working from home is not available

Contractual jobs and part-time work is available

Travelling is not part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from company to company.Shift system maybe available.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered dangerous or hazardous

Occupational hazard includes injury resulting from machine parts such as needles, drive shafts and moving belts etc.Fire risks due to presence of loose materials, oily fibres, rough, raw edges on rolls or bales, flammable liquids and deposits of fluff and fly

Accidents caused by hand knives

Health issues due to contact with hazardous dyestuffs

For a fresher -`6,000 ?`16,000 per month

For a sewing machine operator with 2 years of experience -`8,000 ?`19,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Textile Industry in India1

India has overtaken Italy, Germany and Bangladesh to emerge as the world's second largest textile exporter, as per recent data released by 'UN Comtrade'. India's share in the global textiles increased by 17.5% in 2013 compared to 2012.

Latest Trends in Textile Sector in India

The Indian Apparel Industry (including garment retail, fashion designing and accessories trade) is booming like never before. The rapid increase in job opportunities and expanding earning capabilities has resulted in the inculcation of a brand new mind-set amongst Indian consumers.1

The Textiles Vision Document formulated by the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) has projected that textiles exports from India will touch US$ 300 billion by the year 2024-25.2

Large companies in the Textile and Apparels Industry such as Bombay Dyeing, Vardhman Group, Raymond Ltd., Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd., etc.

Maximum number of job openings are available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat and other metro cities.3 /syllabus/smo.pdf

Synthetic & Art Silk Mills'

Research Association (SASMIRA)

Sasmira Marg, Worli, Mumbai - 400 030 /

Directorate General of

Employment & Training (DGE&T)

Ministry of Labour and Employment,

Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New

Delhi-110001 /

Skills and Employment in

Apparel Manufacturing (SEAM)

The IL&FS Financial Centre,

Plot C22, G Block, Bandra

Kurla Complex, Bandra East,

Mumbai 400 051 /

Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC)

(Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India)

National Head Office, Paridhan Vikas Bhawan,

Plot-No. 50, Institutional Area, Sector-44,

Gurgaon 122003, Haryana /

Centurion University of

Technology and Management

HIG ? 5, Phase -1, BDA Duplex

Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar,

PIN ? 751020, Dist: Khurda,

Odisha /