Hand Clicker

Minimum 5th pass

Preferably at least 1-3 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Cutter, Hand is expected to perform include:

Cutting components of shoes from tanned hides

Selecting leather of thickness and quality appropriate to component to be cut (heel, tongue, toe-cap, sole, etc.), and spreading on wooden clicking board

Noting direction of stretch and any defective spots

Planning the cutting to obtain maximum number of useable pieces from leather

Stretching leather, placing tin pattern on it, and cutting out pieces with knife

Continuing cutting until leather is used up

Counting pieces cut, stampings them with personal identification number and bundling them

Sharpening cutting knives on a regular basis

Proficient in identifying the kind of leather

Knowledge of common defects of leather

Proficient in handling all tools and techniques

Knowledge of different types of materials to be used in a particular operation

Knowledge of sharpening the desired tools

Not applicable

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Accuracy of work

Fair judgment in positioning different components

Good vision

Depth perception


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 available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Self-employment is an option.In this case working hours and working days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazard includes risk of handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, working in extreme conditions, etc

Occupational hazard includes risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, dust allergy, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 5,500 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 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 Cutter, Hand and othercandidates applying for jobsin this sector across India.

Leather footwear 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)

KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.