Harness and Saddle Making Technologist

Minimum ?10th standard

Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience

The tasks that a Supervisor and Foreman, Harness and Saddle Making is expected to perform include:Supervising manufacture of harness and saddle and ensuring production to required specifications

Studying drawing or sample of saddle or harness to be made


Supervising cutting, sizing, shaping, forming, looping, fitting of metal parts and other operations, guiding workers as necessary and ensuring correct use of men and materials

Checking production at every stage, getting defects removed if any and ensuring conformation to prescribed specifications

Proficient in identifying the hide and side of the leather

Knowledge of machinery which is being used for the particular job

Proficient in handling machinery and materials

Adept with handling equipment and its operating procedures

Proficient in following work instructions

Knowledge of pressure of the rolling machine

Knowledge of designing and pattern cutting

Knowledge of sequence of the operation

Knowledge of preventive and breakdown maintenance

Knowledge of handling tools and techniques

Knowledge of procedures

Knowledge of cost reduction methods

Will be updated

An eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Manual dexterity

Good hand eye coordination skills

Basic estimation and numerical skills

Good supervising skills

Pleasant personality

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not necessary

Contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

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

May have to work in shifts

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

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Occupational hazard includes damage to skin, respiratory problems, asthma, etc.Health hazard includes exposure to adhesives, dyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 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 USD200 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.

India is the second largest producer of leather garments, next to China. India produces diverse types of leather garments i.e. jackets, long coats, waistcoats/shirts, pant/shorts, etc. and goods and accessories made in India are trunks, suit-cases, handbags, wallets, purses, leather belts, gloves, saddler and harness goods, etc. Leather garments manufacturing capacity is estimated to be 16million pieces per annum and leather goods production capacity of approx.63million pieces annually.

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 leather goods and garments segment currently employs 0.31 million people and is expected to employ 0.64 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.33 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Leather goods manufacturing companies across India

Leather goods manufacturing companies 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