Shearing Machine-man (Textile)

Minimum Any Graduation

Minimum experience of 2 year in the relevant field

The tasks a Cropper is expected to perform include:

Tending the machine that is meant for cropping excess fibre from cloth

Ensuring that the machine provides a smooth and even finish

Adjusting the cropping gauge according to the requirements

Passing the end of cloth through the machine in the specified manner

Ensuring that the cloth is properly stretched so that it passes through the machine without creases

Skilled in operating the machine meant for cropping excess fibre from cloth

Proficient in producing a smooth and even fibre output from the machine

Skilled in handling the cropping gauges

Familiar with the standards and specifications for quality output

Not applicable


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 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 10,000 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 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 Cropper is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India