Splitting Operator

Sammying Operator

Leather Sammying Machine


Leather Splitting Machine


Minimum Class V

Certified training for Splitting and Sammying Operator (programme aligned to LSS/Q0801 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

No prior work experience is required

The tasks a Splitting and Sammying Operator is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating splitting machine to split the leather hide

Producing hides of a specified thickness

Squeezing out grease and excess moisture from the hide

Performing wet process in tanneries

Knowledge of quality specifications and what constitutes a rejection

Knowledge of different types of faults likely to be found and methods to resolve it

Knowledge of proper and safe usage of different tools and equipment

Understanding of maximum output and minimum wastage

Understanding of manufacturer?s instructions

Knowledge of manufacturer?s instructions

Ability to identify, rectify or report major equipment faults

Ability to vigilantly identify quality deviation and rectify them

Ability to suggest methods to improve quality

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Good hand-eye co-ordination

Quick reflexion

Accuracy in work


Follow safe work practices

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of the job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 7/9 hours a day for 6 days a week

Shift system maybe 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)

Health risks include exposure to various chemicals, toxins, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, fatigue, etc.

For freshers -INR3,500 toINR5,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Scenario 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.

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.

Future Prospects and Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

Leather and leather products exports are estimated to touch US$ 8.5 billion by 2016-17. A leather development programme, namely the Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP), proposed an outlay of US$ 590 million for the current five-plan period (2012-2017) to provide a fillip to the industry.

India?s Footwear sector is the second largest footwear producer in the world after China. India has an annual production of 2,065 million pairs and a huge domestic retail market, in which 1,950 million pairs (95%) are sold annually. Footwear export accounts for 45.05% share in India?s total leather & leather products export.

Indian Leather Goods & Accessories Sector including Saddlery & Harness is the fifth largest global exporter, with an annual production capacity of 63 million pieces of leather articles, 52 million pairs of Industrial gloves & 12.50 million pieces of Harness & Saddlery items. These account for 23.44% share of India?s total export.

All these factors indicate good job prospects for Splitting and Sammying Operator.

Leather garment factories Leather goods factories

Cities across India

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Net Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd., Assam

Leather Sector Skill Council, Chennai

Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal

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