Hide and Skin Setter
Leather Smoothening Operator
Setting Machine Operator
Minimum 5th pass
At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience
The tasks a Hide and Skin Setter, Machine is expected to perform include:
Operating themachine fitted with ablunt knife to set grains on hide or skin and to smoothen leather
Spreading leather stretched over themachine table
Starting machine and observing the blunt edged knife fitted in themachine
Rubbing surface of hide or skin with pressure to set grains and remove wrinkles
Changing positions of leather to set the entire surface of leather and to make it smooth
Oiling and cleaning machines regularly
Equipped to identify the types of leather
Knowledge of different kinds of chemicals used
Knowledge of common problems faced in the work environment
Proficient in handling machine and techniques
Knowledge of different types of materials which is used for this particular operation
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Accuracy of work
Fair judgment in positioning different leather into the machine
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
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
Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
Shift system is available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Health hazards includes handling sharp blades, risk of accidents, etc.
Occupational hazards includes risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, dust allergy, etc.
For freshers - INR 4,500 to INR 5,000 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 5,500 to INR 6,500 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Current Trend and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India
The leather industry in India produces approx. 1055 billion worth of leather in various forms. Out of this, 661 billion (62%) is consumed domestically and the remaining is exported (37%). This share of consumption and export is estimated to change and in 2020 India will account for 1.4 trillion (59.1%) worth of domestic consumption and earn 673 billion (40.9%) worth from exports.
Organized retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to reach USD 200 Billion by 2020.
Demand growth for leather goods is expected from footwear, bags, purses, furniture etc. all driven by the Indian consumption boom. Penetration of export markets is expected to rise in the wake of increased sourcing by global retail majors and luxury brands. Key segments for human resource development in the industry include finished leather, leather footwear and leather goods.
The variety of finished leather goods comprise of classic finishes (polish, glazed, aniline, patent), matt surfaces (suedes, nubuck), nappa and burnished. Indian tanning industry produces more than two billion square feet of leather per annum. The industry has the tanning capacity to fulfill 10% of world?s leather requirements. Major tanning hubs in the country are Ambur, Ranipet, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Jalandhar, etc. There are roughly 2091 tanneries in the country.
The sector currently employs over 3.09 million employees and is slated to employ more than 6.8 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approx. 3.7 million jobs in the nine-year period. The finishing leather segment currently employs 0.23 million people and is expected to employ 0.58 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.35 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.
Tanneries across India
Tanneries across India
Will be updated
Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida
Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra
Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata
Net Services India Pvt Ltd
IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP) KILT, Karnataka
Central Institute of Vocational Education
Mirams Training Services India Pvt Ltd