Dye Sprayer

Leather Colourer

Minimum ?5th pass

Preferably at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks that a Dyer, Leather is expected to perform include:

Preparing colour solutions, dyes and stains to match specified colour sample or according to formulae, and applying or supervising their application on dressed leather

Weighing and mixing specified ingredients with water to prepare colouring solutions

Pouring colouring solution into tray or drum and adding oil (softening agent)

Pulling hide through tray until specified colour is obtained or placeing hides in drum and starting machine to tumble hides in solution for specified time

Examining test piece of hide, and bleaching for further colouring if necessary to obtain desired effect

Removing dyed leather, draining colour solution and washing drum and equipment

Proficient in identifying the different chemicals and its mixing procedures

Knowledge of mixing ratio of the chemicals

Knowledge of reaction of chemicals

Proficient in handling tools and materials

Adept with handling equipment and its operating procedures

Proficient in following work instructions

Knowledgeofdifferenttypesofleatherandtheirfinishing processes

Knowledge of preparation of different colours

Knowledge of adjustment of the spray gun

Knowledge of drying methods

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good dexterity

Good hand-eye co-ordination skills

Basic estimation and numerical skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not necessary

Part-time work andcontractual 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

Shift system maybe 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 listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards includes damage to skin, respiratory problems, asthma, etc.

Health hazards includes exposure to chemical, dyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 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 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 2,091 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 Dyer, Leather and other candidates applying for jobs in 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)

KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.