Leather Die Cutter

Garment Cutter

Leather Cutter

Pattern Cutter

Fabric Cutter

Minimum 5th standard

Certified training for Cutter (Goods and Garments) (programme aligned to LSS/Q6103 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

On-the-job training

The tasks a Cutter (Goods and Garments) is expected to perform include: Laying out leather or non-leather material

Marking and cutting the material using cutting dies

Positioning leather/non-leather material

Maintaining the quantity and quality of cut pieces

Proficient in equipment operating procedures

Knowledge of goods and garment industry

Skilled in various methods of cutting like die cutting, clicking to ensure maximum usage and minimum wastage

Familiar with the implications of using defective tools and machines on the material

Knowledge of products and styles of goods and garments like belts, leather jackets, etc.

Ability to follow manufacturer?s instructions

Proficient in material optimization techniques

Knowledge of basic operations on various clicking machines

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Fair judgement in positioning and cutting

Basic estimation skills

Basic numerical skills

Eye for detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not part of the job

Part-time option is available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours a day for 6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH )

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

Health risks include exposure to adhesives, various chemicals, etc.

Occupational hazards include accidents, fatigue, infection, etc.

For freshers - INR1,700 to INR2,500 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR2,500 to INR4,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Forecast of Leather Sector1

The Government of India had identified theLeather Sectoras afocus sectorin its Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 in view of its immense potential for export growth prospects and employment generation. Accordingly, the Government is also implementing variousSpecial Focus Initiativesunder the Foreign Trade Policy for the growth of Leather Sector. With the implementation of various industrial developmental programmes as well as export promotional activities, the Indian leather industry aims to augment the production, thereby enhance export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people.

Future Trends in Leather Sector in India1

Leather and leather products exports are estimated to touch US$8.5 billion by 2016-17. A leather development programme, namely the Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP), proposed an outlay of US$ 590 million for the current five-plan period (2012-2017) to provide a fillip to the industry.

Leather Goods & Accessories Sector1

This sector including Saddlery & Harnessis the fifth largest global exporter with anannual production capacity of 63 million pieces of leather articles, 52 million pairs of industrial gloves & 12.50 million pieces of Harness & Saddlery items. This accounts for 23.44% share of India?s total export.

Leather garment factories

Leather goods factories

Maximum number of job openings are available in cities across the country