Minimum 5th pass
Preferably at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience
The tasks an Assembler, Hand (Harness and Saddle Making)is expected to perform include:
Joining leather parts to make harness and saddler products
Skiving portions to be joined
Appling wax to facilitate stitching
Assembling and joining parts by hand stitching or nailing
Finishing sides of leather with edging tool
Proficient in identifying-different kinds of leather and their thickness
Knowledge of different types of threads, their thickness, etc.
Knowledge of types of needles and number of stitches per inch/cm
Knowledge of common problems faced in the work environment
Proficient in handling all tools and techniques
Knowledge of different types of materials to be used in a particular operation
Knowledge about patterns, their allowances and attachment procedures
Knowledge of creasing lines on leather
Knowledge of skiving of the leather
Proficient in identifying repairing portion
Proficient in giving colour finish to assembled part
Well-versed in operating pricking machine
Good hand-eye coordination
Accuracy of work
Fair judgment in positioning different components Good vision
It is a desk job
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
Self-employment is an option.In this case, working hours and working days will be flexible
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 includes handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, etc.
Occupational hazards includes risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, etc.
For freshers - INR 4,000 to INR 4,500 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 5,000 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?,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.
India is the second largest global maker of footwear after China, accounting for 13% of global footwear production of 16 billion pairs. India produces 2,065 million pairs of footwear, of which about 115 million pairs are exported. The major production centres in India are Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kolkata, etc.
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 footwear segment currently employs 0.78 million people and is expected to employ 1.44 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.66 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for Assembler, Hand (Harness and Saddle Making) 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)
Central Institute of Vocational Education
Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.