Roller Coverer

Roll Covering Man

Will be updated

Minimum 2 years of experience required

The tasks a Roller Coverer is expected to perform include:

Operating and resurfacing metal drawing rolls of various spinning, combing and lapping machines with new rubber or leather covers

Cutting defective cover from drawing roll and using it as pattern for cutting new one from rubber or leather

Washing roller with steam or caustic soda solution

Inserting cover and metal roller into roller cover machine which automatically mounts cover on roller

Transferring roller to buffing machine and buffing cover to smooth surface and uniform thickness

Varnishing cleaned roller and wrapping with flannel replacing leather cover

Forming leather sleeve by gluing together sides of previously cut leather cover

Pulling sleeve by gluing together sides of previously cut leather cover

Pulling sleeve

over roller with aid of hand operated device and sealing ends of leather cover by painting with chemical solution

Ability to detect defects in rollers and patching them with leather or rubber

Skilled in operating metal drawing rolls and other related machines

Ability to wash roller from time to time

Skilled in cutting leather to even out the product

Knowledge of polishing and varnishing techniques for roller

Skilled in making sleeve and using chemicals to paint the leather

Not applicable


Physically fit





It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


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

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market of Leather Industry in India

According to IBEF, Leather is one of the most widely-traded commodities globally. The growth in demand is driven by the fashion industry, especially footwear, furniture and interior design, and the automotive industry, among others. The Indian leather industry occupies a place of prominence in the Indian economy in view of its substantial export earnings and growth, besides the fact that it employs 2.5 million people. India's leather industry has witnessed robust growth, transforming from a mere raw material supplier to a value-added product exporter.

The Leather industry is bestowed with an affluence of raw materials as India is endowed with 21% of world cattle and buffalo and 11% of world?s goat and sheep population. Added to this are the strengths of skilled manpower, innovative technology, increasing industry compliance to international environmental standards and the dedicated support of the allied industries. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals. Therefore, the career as a Roller Coverer has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Leather products manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India