Drum Operator

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters

Drum Tender

Tanning Drum Operator

Pit Tanner Tanner

Minimum 5th standard

Certified training for Drum Operator (programme aligned to LSS / QO701 release by Leather Sector Skill Council)

On-the-job training

The tasks a Drum Operator is expected to perform include:

Loading material into large rotating wooden drums to process them

Adding the necessary floats and chemicals as per specifications

Maintaining the temperature in the drums

Completing the required quality checks to ensure completion of processing

Ensuring safe and efficient operation of the machine and related equipment

Well-versed in the preparatory work prior to commencing operations

Knowledge of the types and characteristics of hides, skins or leather produced

Adept in obtaining information on work specifications, standard operating procedures for drums, work instructions and other reference material

Well-versed in quality specifications for soaking operation

Equipped with the basic functions and inputs of the rotary drum such as drum speed, drum dimensions, salt concentration, etc.

Knowledge of the common faults in tools and equipment and implications of working with faulty equipment

Knowledge of minor machine maintenance in accordance with workplace procedures

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Alert mind and body

Dexterity of hands

It is a not a desk job

Need to handle a team of Trainee Drum Operators

Travelling is not part of the job

Contractual work is available

Working from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 5/6 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from company to company.Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

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

Occupational hazards include injuries, accidents, etc.

For freshers - INR6,000 to INR6,500 per month

For candidates with experience - INR16,000 to INR16,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Leather Industry in India1

The Leather Industry holds a prominent place in the Indian economy. This sector is known for its consistency in high export earnings and it is among the top ten foreign exchange earners for the country.

With an annual turnover of over US$ 7.5 billion, the export of leather and leather products increased manifold over the past decades and touched US$ 4.86 billion in 2011-12, recording a cumulative annual growth rate of about 8.22% (5 years).

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India1

The Government of India had identified the Leather Sector as a focus sector in its Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 in view of its immense potential for export growth prospects and employment generation. Accordingly, the Government is also implementing various Special Focus Initiatives under the Foreign Trade Policy for the growth of Leather Sector. With the implementation of various industrial developmental programmes as well as export promotional activities and keeping in view the past performance, and industry?s inherent strengths of skilled manpower, innovative technology, increasing industry compliance to international environmental standards, and dedicated support of the allied industries, the Indian Leather Industry aims to augment the production, thereby enhance export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people.

Large exporters in the leather industry

Maximum number of job openings are available in cities across the country

Bharat Sevak Samaj

National Power Training Institute

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP)

KILT, Karnataka


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