Hide and Skin Grader
Minimum 8th standard
Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience
The tasks that a Sorter, Hides and Skin is expected to perform include:
Sorting and grading hides and skins before or after processing
Examining hides for weight, thickness and colour and checkings quality by touch
Selecting hides suitable for processing
Examining and grading processed hides
Rejecting and returning hides for reprocessing when necessary
Proficient in identifying the hide and side of leather
Knowledge of leather thickness
Skilled in operating machinery used for the particular job
Proficient in handling machinery and materials
Well versed in handling equipment and its operating procedures
Proficient in following work instructions
Knowledge of different types of leather and their tanning processes
Knowledge of machineries
Knowledge of procedures
Will be updated
An eye for detail
Accuracy in work
Good hand eye coordination skills
Basic estimation and numerical skills
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not 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?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Occupational hazards include damage to skin, respiratory problems, asthma, etc.
Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, dyes, etc.
For freshers - INR 5,500 to INR 6,500 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 7000 to INR 8000 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.
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