Calenderman (Cotton Textile)

Calender Machine Man

Minimum Any Graduate

Minimum experience of 2 year in the relevant field

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

Tending the calendering machine for glazing and finishing cloth

Pilling and fitting the roll of cloth at the back of the machine

Feeding the roll of cloth with its loose end into the calender rollers

Adjusting the pressure on cloth by winding screws on rollers

Observing the gauges to control injection of steam into rollers for heating them to required temperature

Ensuring that the cloth is passing through rollers without any crease

Ensuring that the cloth is uniformly pressed and glazed to desired finish

Turning off the machine at regular intervals so as to remove nails, leather hits, etc.

Folding the finished cloth at the front end of the machine

Working at the feeding end as Back Calenderman or at the receiving end as Front Calenderman

Skilled in operating the calendering machine

Knowledge of the process for glazing and finishing the cloth

Skilled in adjusting the pressure on cloth by the winding screws placed on rollers

Proficient in making sure that the cloth is uniformly pressed and glazed to the desired finish

Basic knowledge of process standards and specifications

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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers -`10,000 to`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 Calenderman (Cotton Textile) is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India