Supervisor and Foreman, Tanning

Supervisor and Foreman, Pelt Dressing

Minimum 10th standard

Minimum 4-5 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Tanning and Pelt Dressing is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding workers engaged in processing tanning and dressing hides, leathers and pelts

Ensuring thatprescribed quality and required finish is achieved

Guiding workers in tanning and pelt dressing processes such as liming, de-liming, fleshing, de-hairing, stretching, bark tanning, etc.

Arranging for materials, chemicals and other ingredients

Enforcing safety and precautionary measures

Maintaining records and registers

Knowledge of tanning and pelt dressing processes such as liming, de-liming, fleshing, de-hairing, stretching, bark tanning, etc.

Proficient in identifying the kind of leather and its tanning process

In-depth knowledge of different chemicals used, their composition and ratio in which they are mixed

Well-versed with the sequence of operation in tanning and pelt dressing

Knowledge of common problems faced in the work environment

Proficient in handling all tools and techniques

Knowledge of different types of materials used for this particular operation

In-depth knowledge of prescribed quality and finishing of the product

Proficient in optimum utilisation on men, machine and materials

Proficient in any particular tanning or dressing operation

Proficient in production planning

Well-versed with stock keeping, records, quality check

Will be updated

Accuracy of work

Team leader

Good problem solving ability

Good vision

Analytical thinking

Managerial skills

Good communication skill

It is a desk job but one needs to be on their toes Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, risk of accidents, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of injuries, fatigue, respiratory problems, skin allergies, skin problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 11,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Trend and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India

The leather industry in India produces approx. 1055 billion worth of leather in various forms. Out of this, 661 billion (62%) is consumed domestically and the remaining is exported (37%). This share of consumption and export is estimated to change and in 2020 India will account for 1.4 trillion (59.1%) worth of domestic consumption and earn 673 billion (40.9%) worth from exports.

Organized retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to reach USD 200 Billion by 2020.

Demand growth for leather goods is expected from footwear, bags, purses, furniture etc. all driven by the Indian consumption boom. Penetration of export markets is expected to rise in the wake of increased sourcing by global retail majors and luxury brands. Key segments for human resource development in the industry include finished leather, leather footwear and leather goods.

The variety of finished leather goods comprise of classic finishes (polish, glazed, aniline, patent), matt surfaces (suedes, nubuck), nappa and burnished. Indian tanning industry produces more than two billion square feet of leather per annum. The industry has the tanning capacity to fulfill 10% of world?s leather requirements. Major tanning hubs in the country are Ambur, Ranipet, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Jalandhar, etc. There are roughly 2091 tanneries in the country.

The sector currently employs over 3.09 million employees and is slated to employ more than 6.8 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approx. 3.7 million jobs in the nine-year period. The finishing leather segment currently employs 0.23 million people and is expected to employ 0.58 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.35 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Tanneries across India

Tanneries across India

Will be updated

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra

Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata


Net Services India Pvt Ltd

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP) KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt Ltd