Fleshing Machine Operator

Hide and Skin Processing Operator Fleshing Operator

Minimum Preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Fleshing Operator (programme aligned to LSS / QO601 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Preferably previous on-the-job training

The tasks a Fleshing Operator is expected to perform include:Mechanically scraping off excessive organic material from the hide

Liming and un-hairing of the hide

Equipped to handle fleshing machines

Well-versed about the functions of various components of the machine Proficient in checking if the output has met the required specification Equipped to perform necessary cleaning and maintenance activities Proficient to handle hides and materials and avoid making them unusable

Well-versed in equipment operating procedures

Equipped to follow manufacturer?s instructions

Able to repair minor disorders in fleshing machines

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Monitoring ability Hand-eye co-ordination

Quick response time or reflex Basic estimation and numerical skills

It is not a desk job

Working from home option is not available

Contractual work option is available

Need to handle a team of Helpers

Travelling is not part of the job

Working hours

Working is for 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

Health risks include risk of injuries due to contact with high speed fleshing blades and fire

Occupational hazards include fatigue and exhaustion

For freshers -INR2,000 toINR3,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR12,000 toINR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India1 In 2009-10 with an annual turnover of over US$ 7 billion, the export of leather and leather products increased manifold over the past decades and touched US$ 3.40, with recording a cumulative annual growth rate of about 5.43% (5 years). Though India is the second largest producer of footwear and leather garments in the world, India accounts for a share of close to 3% in the global leather import trade of US$ 137 billion (2008).The leather industry has been set with a target to enhance export from the current level of US $ 3.40 billion (2009?10) to US $ 8.50 billion by the year 2016?17.The domestic market for leather products is also poised for manifold growth consequent emergence of affluence class of population and demand for consumer products.

Large exporters in the leather industry

Maximum number of job openings are available in Andhra Pradesh, Agra, Kanpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh and other metro cities.2

Government Leather Institute

Industrial Estate, Nunhai, Agra

Council for Leather Exports (CLE)

1-B, First Floor, Duck Back House, 41, Shakespeare Sarani Road, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai

65/1, GST Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032 Ph.: 044-22501529

Footwear Design & Development Institute

A - 10 / A, Sector 24, NOIDA - 201 301 Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Ph.: +91-120-4500100