Assistant Operator

Finishing Machine Operator

Machine Helper

Garment Machine Helper

Assistant Operator Leather Goods

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Helper - Finishing (Leather Goods & Garments) (programme aligned to LSS/Q6201 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Helper - Finishing (Leather Goods & Garments) is expected to perform include:

Providing assistance to the goods and garments machine operators

Getting involved in colouring, lamping, cleaning and packaging

Co-ordinating with team members

Assisting the operators to carry out activities

Knowledge of how to obtain replacements for faulty tools

Well-versed with various materials used for supporting finishing operations

Proficient in equipment operating procedures

Well-versed with the design of the products currently being produced

Not applicable

An eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Dexterity of hands

Passionate about building skills

Quick learner

Good team player

It is a not 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

Working from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from tannery to tannery.Shift system maybe available

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

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include irritation of skin and eyes, poisoning, etc.

Health risks include exposure to chemicals, toxins, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR10,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Leather Industry in India

Apart from a significant foreign exchange earner, the Leather Industry has tremendous potential for employment generation. Direct and indirect employment of the industry is around 2 million. The skilled and semi-skilled workers constitute nearly 50% of the total work force.

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

A surfeit of modern units in Chennai, Kanpur and Calcutta employing skilled human resources and equipped with modern and sophisticated machinery account for a diversified range of superlative small leather goods including bags, purses, wallets, industrial gloves etc. made of quality leathers of cows, sheep, goats and buffaloes. The products meet the requirement of bulk buyers and consumers in Europe, USA and Australia. The major market for Indian leather goods is Germany, with an off take of about 25 per cent of the leather goods produced in India.

All these factors indicate good job prospects for Helper Finishing (Leather Goods & Garments).

Large exporters in the leather industry

Cities across India

Will be updated

Government Leather Institute, Agra

Council for Leather Exports (CLE), West Bengal

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP), Chennai

KILT, Karnataka


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