Assistant Operator

Leather Dry Operations Helper

Leather Dryer

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Helper - Dry Operations (Finished Leather) (programme aligned to LSS/Q0101 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Not required

The tasks a Helper-Dry Operations (Finished Leather) is expected to perform include:

Assisting in various processes and adding value in leather production

Helping in various process such as buffing, shaving, staking, toggling, etc.

Passing the completed work onto the next stage in production

Well-versed with the main types and characteristics of hides, skins or leather produced

Knowledge of ensuring that leather does not become contaminated or unusable

Thorough knowledge of the procedures with regard to material re-usage and disposal

Knowledge of the styles of finished leather currently being produced

Proficient in the methods to minimize wastage

Equipped to identify the tools and equipment needed for the operation

Knowledge of feeding details for the shaving machine, application of dye solution and horsing-up period

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work


Passionate about crafting techniques

Proficiency in maintaining high quality standards

It is a not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Working from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is for 5/6 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from company to company. 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 chemicals and biological hazards, and fire

Occupational hazards include accidents and risk of fire

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 12,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Leather Industry in India

The Leather Industry holds a prominent place in the Indian economy. This sector is known for its consistency in high export earnings and it is among the top ten foreign exchange earners for the country.

With an annual turnover of over US$ 8.5 billion, the export of leather and leather products increased manifold over the past decades and touched US$ 4.86 billion in 2011-12, recording a cumulative annual growth rate of about 8.22% (5 years).

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

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 and keeping in view the past performance, and industry?s inherent strengths of skilled manpower, innovative technology, increasing industry compliance to international environmental standards, and dedicated support of the allied industries, the Indian Leather Industry aims to augment the production, thereby enhance export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people. All these factors indicate good job prospects for Helper Dry Operations (Finished Leather)

Large exporters in the leather industry

Cities across India

Will be updated

Government Leather Institute, Agra

Council for Leather Exports (CLE), West Bengal

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP), Chennai

KILT, Karnataka


Net Services India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru