Milling Machine Man (Woollen Textile)


Minimum 12th pass

Minimum 1 year of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Miller is expected to perform include:

Tending the milling machine to soften, shrink and strengthen the woollen cloth

Passing one end of the cloth through draft board to wooden rolls of the milling machine

Using hand to stitch both ends of cloth to make it one endless piece

Ensuring that cloth runs through the machine smoothly

Pouring the soap solution over running cloth, as required

Checking the texture of the cloth milled

Taking out cloth from the machine and cutting/stitching it

Checking the width of cloth at regular intervals during milling

Skilled in operating the milling machine

Knowledge of the process involved in softening, shrinking and strengthening the woollen cloth

Ability to hand stitch clothes

Skilled in checking the texture of different types of clothes

Familiar with different measuring tools

Ability to use different cutting tools

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 - 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 Miller is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Wool processing companies

Cities and towns across India