Minimum 5th pass
Preferably at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience
The tasks a Bark Pitman (Tanning) is expected to perform include:
Preparing bark and myrobalan liquor and treats hides or skins in them for tanning
Mixing prescribed quantity of tanning bark or myrobalan powder with water to make liquor or solution
Pouring prepared solution into pit or vat containing water and agitating mixture vigorously with paddle
Testing mixture for specific gravity and adding materials to mixture to obtain solution of specified gravity
Proficient in immersing hides or skins in bark pit or vat placing one above other for a specified period to allow hides or skins to soak in solution
Adept with changing positions of hides or skins periodically in pit to ensure that all are properly saturated with tanning solution
Well-versed with removing hides or skins from bark pit after a specified period
Knowledge of extracting sample piece of leather and boiling it in water to test completeness of tanning and continuing tanning, if necessary
Proficient in stacking or hanging leather in shade for drying
Knowledge of types of tanning solutions
Knowledge of chemical compositions and their ratio
Well-versed with the duration of the process
Adept with various chemicals that are used in the tanning process
Knowledge of retaining hides to restore colour lost in bleaching, splitting or other processes
Knowledge of loading capacity and size of the pit
Knowledge of different hides and their usage
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Accuracy of work
It needs oneto 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
Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
Shift system is available
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 not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Health hazards include exposure to hazardous chemicals, etc.
Occupational hazards include risk of injuries, fatigue, respiratory problems, skin allergies, skin problems, etc.
For freshers - INR4,500 to INR 5,000 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 5,500 to INR 6,000 per month
(Thesefigures are indicative and subject to change)
Current Trend and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India
The leather industry in India produces approximately 1,055 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 approximately 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 Bark Pitman (Tanning) and othercandidates applying for jobsin this sector across India.
Tanneries across India
Cities and townsacross 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)
Central Institute of Vocational Education
Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.