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Master Cutter (Garment)

Aliases: Cutter, Garment Cutter

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks that a Master Cutter (Garment) is expected to perform include:

  • Measuring customers and cutting the cloth accordingly for making garments
  • Cutting out paper patterns with given measurements
  • Placing patterns on cloth and marking around with pencil
  • Cutting various parts along marked lines and giving them for stitching
  • Supervising stitching and making of garments
  • Checking the fit of the garment on the customer
  • Marking with chalk the alterations to be made
  • Supervising making and finishing work and finally fitting garment on customer
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2, 5
  • It is a desk job
  • Need to handle a team of Helpers
  • Local travelling is not part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
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 5

Preferably,  12th

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Well-versed with different types of garment for cutting
  • Efficient in examining garments
  • Ability to cut garments as per patterns
  • Well-versed with taking measurements for different patterns
  • Proficiency in using instruments like shears, scissors, hand knife, hand operated guillotine, power driven oscillating knives or by machine
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer service
  • Ability to work under high pressure
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools and colleges​ across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://womentraining.gov.in/general/trades/dm.htm

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Garment Cutting Manager

       

Cutting Supervisor

        

Cutting In-Charge

        

Master Cutter (Garment)

The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 14,000 to Rs 16,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 3- 5 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 5
  • Garment manufacturing companies 
  • Local designers 
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Cutter
  • Karigar
  • Garment Cutter
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157532.0600Master Cutter (Garment)
ISCO 20087532Garment and Related Pattern Makers and Cutters
NIC 200814105Custom tailoring
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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