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Cutter, Machine (Textile Product)

Aliases: Cutter, Garment Cutter, Machine Fabric Cutter

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks that a Cutter, Machine (Textile Products) is expected to perform include:

  • Cutting parts of garments, bags and other articles from single or multiple layers of cloth, knitted or other fabric, hessian, canvas, etc. using electrically-driven cutting machine
  • Spreading single or multiple layers of cloth, fabric or other material to be cut on table or board
  • Placing pattern on material in such a position as to have least wastage
  • Marking outline on material with chalk
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 1
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of the job role 
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be 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 may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, high school

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Well-versed with different types of garments for cutting
  • Efficient in examining garments
  • Equipped to cut garments as per patterns
  • Well-versed with taking measurements for different patterns
  • Proficient in using instruments like shears, scissors, hand knife, hand-operated guillotine, power driven oscillating knives and cutting machine
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Artistic
  • Creative thinking
  • Eye for aesthetics
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
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 1

 Helper → Cutter, Machine (Textile Product) → Tailor/Designer

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 1 year of work experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Garment manufacturing companies
  • Local designers 
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Cutter
  • Karigar
  • Garment Cutter
  • Fabric Machine Cutter
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157532.0900Cutter, Machine (Textile Product)
ISCO 20087532Garment and Related Pattern Makers and Cutters
NIC 200814101; 15121Manufacture of all types of textile garments and clothing accessories; Manufacture of travel goods like suitcase, bags, holdalls etc.
QP ReferenceNot applicableNot applicable
NSQFNot applicableNot applicable
REFERENCES 
1

National Classification of Occupations Division 7

2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3http://www.indeed.co.in/cmp/SAMRAT-GEMS-IMPEX-PVT-LTD/jobs/Cutting-Master-27ae4eb4b3d0c907?q=Garment+Cutting
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