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Garment Cutter

Aliases: Clothing Marker/Cutter, Fabric Cutter, Pattern Cutter, Garment Tender

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The task a Garment Cutter expected to perform includes:

  • Taking the fabric from stock, loading the fabric and programming the Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to run the particular design
  • Removing the cut pieces off the conveyer belt
  • Ensuring cutting is done as per product requirements
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Travelling is not necessary
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be involved
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 12th pass
  • Certified training for Garment Cutter (programme aligned to AMH/Q1501 released by Apparel Made Up’s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of fabric types and garment construction
  • Proficient in pattern sewing codes and symbols
  • Equipped in different cutting equipment and methods
  • Knowledge of the common quality imperfections associated with the materials
  • Proficient in CAM operating procedures
  • Knowledge of how to identify the process and product problems
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Training in CAM software and operations
  • Ability to work in teams
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools and colleges across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Garment Cutter  Garment Supervisor

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 14,500 to Rs 25,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 1-2 years of experience/internship in CAM

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3

Textile and apparel units

KEYWORDS 
  • Cutter
  • Machine Operator
  • Spreader
  • Cutter Operator
  • Fabric Cutter
  • CNC Cutting Operator (Computer Numerical Control Cutting Operator)
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157532.0901Garment Cutter
ISCO 20087532Garment and Related Pattern Makers and Cutters
NIC 200814109Manufacture of wearing apparel n.e.c.
QP ReferenceAMH/Q1501Garment Cutter
NSQFLevel 4Not available
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