Splitting Operator

Shaving Operator

Shearing Operator

Fleshing Operator

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Shaving Operator (programme aligned to LSS/Q0301 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Preferably previousrelevant work experience

The tasks a Shaving Operator is expected to perform include: Reducing the thickness throughout the hide as per customer specifications

Evening out the thickness throughout the hide as per customer specifications

Monitoring quality of production

Verifying thickness of the hide

Knowledge of how to handle hides and materials and avoid making them unusable

Proficient in procedures for operating shaving machine

Familiar with the implications of using defective tools and machines on the materials

Knowledge of how to feed pelts into the machine in the an appropriate manner

Familiar with the effects of contamination on products

Proficient in operating ovens and other leather drying machines

Will be updated

Good eye-hand co-ordination

Monitoring ability

Sharp vision


Good estimation and numerical skills

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 are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours a day for 6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

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

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

Occupational hazards include strain to the eyes, fatigue, injuries, accidents, etc.

Health risks include exposure to chemicals

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview 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. Finished leather registered export revenues of US$ 77716.43 million in 2013-14, witnessing an increase of 30.59 per cent over exports in 2012-13.

Employment Forecast

The Indian leather industry holds a significant position in the Indian economy in terms of high potential shown for employment, growth and exports. It is estimated that the industry employs around 2.5 million work force directly or indirectly and 30% of the workforce are women. The skilled and semi-skilled workers constitute nearly 50% of the total work force.

Future trends in Leather sector in India

India's leather exports are likely to grow 20 per cent at US$ 6 billion by the end of the current fiscal, and may even touch US$14-billion mark by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan. As the industry grows, so will job opportunities for Shaving Operator and other professionals.

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Cities across India

Will be updated


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