Manual Assembler

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

Depth perception


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

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 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)

KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.