Tanning Machine Operator Leather Tanning and Finishing Workers Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator

Staining/Leather Machine Operator

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Post Tanning Machine Operator (programme aligned to LSS /Q0901 released by Leather Skill Sector Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Post Tanning Machine Operator is expected to perform include:Converting the crust leather into finished leather

Softening of the crust, flattening it and finishing the surface of the pre-finished leather by pressing/embossing

Performing staking, toggling, de-dusting to convert pre-finished leather to finished leather

Proficient in handling hides and materials

Familiar with the procedures of operating the equipment

Well-versed with characteristics and appearance of staked leather

Knowledge of common faults in tools and equipment and implications of working with faulty equipment

Proficient in identification of tools, equipment and settings needed for the operations

Familiar with manufacturer?s instructions

Familiar with ways in which material can be prevented from becoming damaged or contaminated

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Dexterity of hands

Proficiency in motor skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Basic numerical skills Basic communication skills

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team of helpers

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

Working hours

Working is 8/9 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)

Occupational hazards include risk of electric shocks due to improper insulation, risk of accident, etc.

Health hazards include risk of developing respiratory disorders due to chemical sprays, injuries, fatigue, body ache, etc.

For freshers - INR 4,000 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 6,000 to INR 7,500 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.

Employment Forecast

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. Accordingly, the Government is also implementing various Special Focus Initiatives under the Foreign Trade Policy for the growth of Leather Sector. With the implementation of various industrial developmental programmes as well as export promotional activities, the Indian leather industry aims to augment the production, thereby enhance export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people.

Footwear Sector

India is the second largest footwear producer after China with an annual production of 2,065 million pairs. It has a huge domestic retail market of 1,950 million pairs (95%). Footwear export accounts for 45.05% share in India?s total leather & leather products export. All these factors indicate good job prospects for Post Tanning Machine Operator.

Indian footwear brands

Finished leather exporters

Cities across India

Will be updated

National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi

Government Leather Institute, Agra

Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal


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