Minimum 5th pass
Preferably at least 2-3 years of relevant experience
The tasks a Saddler is expected to perform include:
Making saddles,or repairing and adjusting old saddles
Cutting parts out of leather as per required size based on sample or pattern
Stitching pieces into various saddle components by hand
Preparing saddle tree, web or woollen lining
Stuffing seatsnew with sheep wool
Making panels and fittingsdifferent leather components to saddle by stitching, rivetting or tacking as necessary
Trimming excess thread, leather or wool
Colouring edges and cleaning saddle with soap
Proficient in using various tools like punches, knife, rivets, etc.
Knowledge of different quality and types of leather available
Proficient in calculating number of fittings required for a particular article
Well-versed with different measuring tools like scale, measuring gauge, etc.
Knowledge of joining different components
Knowledge of altering, repairing or replacing saddle/parts
Proficient in designing new patterns
Proficient in replacing different fittings like buckle, eyelet, rivet, etc.Well-versed with measuring thickness of material
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Fair judgment in positioning and cutting
Basic numerical skills
Good problem solving skills
It needs one 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
Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. 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), Muscular Weakness (MW) 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 includes handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, etc.
Occupational hazards includes risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, dust allergy, risk of electric shock, etc.
For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 5,500 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 6,500 to INR 7,000 per month
(Thesefigures are indicative and subject to change)
Current Trends 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.
India is the second largest producer of leather garments China. India produces diverse types of leather garments such as jackets, long coats, waistcoats/shirts, pant/shorts, etc. and goods and accessories made in India include trunks, suit-cases, handbags, wallets, purses, leather belts, gloves, saddler and harness goods, etc. Leather garments manufacturing capacity is estimated to be 16 million pieces per annum and leather goods production capacity is of approximately 63 million pieces annually.
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 leather goods and garments segment currently employs 0.31 million people and is expected to employ 0.64 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.33 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for Saddler and other candidates applying for jobs in this sector across India.
Leather goods manufacturing factories across India
Cities and towns 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)
Central Institute of Vocational Education
Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.