Assistant Operator

Leather Wet Operations Helper

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Helper Wet Operations (Finished Leather) (programme aligned to LSS/Q0401 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

No prior experience is required

The tasks a Helper?Wet Operations (Finished Leather)is expected to perform include:

Abrading the leather surface

Removing the grain on the leather by abrasion

Removing the flesh side of the leather

Improving the uniformity of the grain appearance

Knowledge of the various steps involved in wet blue operations like preservation, soaking, liming, re-liming, fleshing, de-liming, tanning, etc. Familiar with the parameters to sort the raw hide (size-wise, grade-wise, etc.)Knowledge of various tools and equipment like de-salting machine, drums, splitting machine, etc. Knowledge of proper material disposal procedure

Thorough knowledge of manufacturer?s instructions

Not applicable

Physically fit

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Capability to perform laborious work

Keen learner

Good team player

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 available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours every day for 5/6 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)

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

Occupational hazards include injuries, fatigue, body ache, etc.

For a fresher - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 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.

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 Helper Wet Operations (Finished Leather).

Leather companies across India

Cities across India

Will be updated

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Net Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd., Assam