Minimum 10th pass
Preferably at least 4-5 years of relevant work experience
The tasks a Belt Maker is expected to perform include:Making and repairing leather belts, both for personal and industrial use
Skiving (tapering) ends when pieces must be joined
Sewing parts together using waxed thread and awl to punch holes
Proficient in using heated edging and creasing tools to aid in forming and decorating, belt and hand tools to attach buckles, metal fixtures, and other parts
Adept with trimming belts and finishing it, by treating with oil, dyeing
Knowledge of making or repairing canvas belts by stitching on leather parts, buckles and metal fixtures
Well-versed with operating leather machines
Knowledge of designing new belts for personal use
Knowledge of polishing metal fixtures
Knowledge of repairing belts, installing them on motors and machinery, and fixing fasteners in factory or workshop
Good hand-eye coordination
Accuracy of work
Fair judgment about belt construction
It requires oneto be on their toes
May need to 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
Being self-employed 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), Both Leg (BL), 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 include exposure to glue and adhesives, chemicals, etc.
Occupational hazards include risk of injuring fingers and body, fatigue, respiratory problems, skin allergies, dust allergies, etc.
For freshers - INR 7,000 to INR 7,500 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 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.
India is the second largest producer of leather garments, after China. India produces diverse types of leather garments i.e. jackets, long coats, waistcoats/shirts, pant/shorts, etc. and goods and accessories made in India are 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 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 Belt Maker and other candidates applying for jobsin this sector across India.
Cities and towns 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.