Leather Seasoning Operator

Leather Seasoner

Minimum 8th pass

At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience

The tasks that a Seasoner, Leather is expected to perform include:Seasons leather by applying chemical solution or oil evenly on surface by hand brush and allowing it dry in open air

Mixing different seasoning chemical compounds such as nitro cellulose, lacquer, resin, oil, etc in prescribed proportions Spreading leather on table

Coating seasoning solution over surface of leather evenly using hand brush Hanging leather (seasoned) in open air for drying

Proficient in identifying the leather to be seasoned

Knowledge of different chemicals Knowledge of spraying machine

Proficient in hanging the leather

Well versed in applying chemicals

Proficient in the mixing ratio of different chemicals Knowledge of using spray gun to spray chemical solution on leather to give desired pigment or dye finish

Knowledge of mixing of chemicals

Knowledge of duration of the process

Knowledge of leather dyeing

Good hand-eye coordination

Accuracy of work


Physically fit

Good vision

Depth perception


It needs to 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

Working hours

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 Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Health hazards include exposure to dust, chemicals, etc

Occupational hazards include risk of injuries, fatigue, electrical shock, dust allergy, chemical allergy, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 5,500 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 6,000 to INR 6,500 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 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 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

Labour 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