Scouringman, Woolen Yarn

Scourer, Woollen Yarn

Minimum 12th pass

Minimum experience of upto 1 year in relevant field

The tasks a Scouringman, Woolen Yarn is expected to perform include:

Tending the scouring machine for washing woollen yarn

Cleaning the worsted yarn for preparing it for further cleaning process

Preparing the required amount of detergent by mixing soap and soda in water

Pouring the soap mixture into bowls of scouring machine

Feeding the woollen yarn into carrier of the machine

Applying the wooden presses to press yarn under rollers

Monitoring the yarn as it passes through various processes of cleaning

Using the detergent to wash the yarn

Checking the pressure gauges to ensure proper functioning of the machine

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Operating the drier for drying cleaned wool

Skilled in using the scouring machine

Proficient in cleaning the worsted yarn

Skilled in washing the yarns using detergents

Ability to read gauges and other monitoring devices

Efficient in routine maintenance of the machine

Skilled in operating the drier

Not required


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 16, 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.

India has the third largest sheep population in the world with 71 million sheep. The annual wool production is in the range of 43-46 million kg. The wool textile industry in India is poised to grow at a healthy rate. A higher rate of technology penetration into this industry, coupled with government incentives and other capacity-building initiatives have resulted in increased exports, besides stimulating domestic consumption. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals.

With all these figures in considerations it is safe to say that the demand for a Scouringman, Woolen Yarn is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Wool processing and manufacturing units

Cities and towns across India