Injection Moulding Machine Operator

Moulding Engineer

Moulding Operator

Moulding Helper

Minimum ?Class V

Certified training for Moulding Operator (programme aligned to LSS/N9101 released by Leather Skill Sector Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Moulding Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating Polyurethane (PU) pouring machines and injection moulding machine

Monitoring and supervising workers

Familiar with the procedure to operate the PU pouring machine

Knowledge of chemicals used in injection moulding machine

Familiar with the procedures to operate injection moulding machine

Knowledge of chemicals used in PU pouring machine

Competent to conduct PU cup test

Knowledge of hinge type last and two part metal last

Ability to perform supervisory tasks

Familiar with the ways in which materials can be prevented from becoming damaged or contaminated

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Dexterity of hands

Proficiency in motor skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Basic numerical skills Basic communication skills

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team of workers and labourers

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

Working hours are 9/10 hours every day for 6 days a week

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

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

Occupational hazards include risk of electric shocks due to improper insulation, risk of accident, etc.

Health risks include risk of developing respiratory disorders due to chemical sprays, injuries, etc.

For freshers - INR 4,000 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 6,000 to INR 7,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Leather Industry in India

In 2013-14, India's leather exports recorded a growth rate of 17.81 per cent, reaching US$ 5908.82 million as against the performance of US$ 5015.41 million in the corresponding period of last year.

Employment Forecast

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, the Indian leather industry aims to augment the production, thereby enhance export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people.

Footwear Sector

India is the second largest footwear producer after China with an annual production of 2,065 million pairs. It has a huge domestic retail market of 1,950 million pairs (95%). Footwear export accounts for 45.05% share in India?s total leather & leather products export. All these factors indicate good job prospects for Moulding Operator.

Indian footwear brands

International footwear brands in India

Cities across India

Will be updated


Net Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Government Leather Institute, Agra

Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Uttar Pradesh

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai