In Sole Rounding Machine Operator

Out Sole Rounding Machine Operator

Minimum 5th standard pass

Minimum 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Sole Rounding Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating sole rounding machine to trim insoles and outsoles of shoe to required shape and size

Collecting master shape wooden pattern of required size

Setting and screwing it in machine

Setting cutting knife and pressing plate in machine

Checking the sole after completion to ensure desired accuracy

Checking and oiling the machine, rectifying defects , if any

Knowledge of placing sole on maker shape wooden pattern, operating hand wheel to lower pressing plate on top of sole to hold it firmly

Well-versed with turning guiding cam lever for positioning knife to cutting point

Adept in depressing foot pedal to start machine and regulating movement of cutting knife to go round sole along edge of pattern and cut it to required shape

Proficient in releasing foot pedal to stop machine and turning lever to take off knife from sole

Adept in reversing hand wheel to raise up pressing plate and removes rounded sole from machine

Well-versed with checking rounding visually and ensuring desired accuracy

Proficient in cleaning and oiling the machine and getting defects removed, if any

Knowledge of measurement of sole

Knowledge of operating improvised rounding machine where opening of space for insertion of sole and extent of rounding is regulated by foot pedal and actual insertion and rounding is guided by hand

Knowledge of channelling knife in rounding machine for channelling of sole

Knowledge of preventive and breakdown maintenance of the machine

Knowledge of the spare parts of the machine

Will be updated

Good hand-eye coordination

Accuracy of work


Physically fit

Good vision

Depth perception


It needs oneto be on their toes

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

Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Health hazards include exposure to dust, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of injuries, fatigue, dust allergy, etc.

For freshers - INR 4,500 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 5,500 to INR 6,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Trend and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India

The leather industry in India produces approx. 1055 billion worth of leather in various forms. Out of this, 661 billion (62%) is consumed domestically and the remaining is exported (37%). This share of consumption and export is estimated to change and in 2020 India will account for 1.4 trillion (59.1%) worth of domestic consumption and earn 673 billion (40.9%) worth from exports.

Organized retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to reach USD 200 Billion by 2020.

Demand growth for leather goods is expected from footwear, bags, purses, furniture etc. all driven by the Indian consumption boom. Penetration of export markets is expected to rise in the wake of increased sourcing by global retail majors and luxury brands. Key segments for human resource development in the industry include finished leather, leather footwear and leather goods.

India is the second largest global maker of footwear after China, accounting for 13% of global footwear production of 16 billion pairs. India produces 2065 million pairs of footwear, of which about 115 million pairs are exported. The major production centres in India are Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kolkata, etc.

The sector currently employs over 3.09 million employees and is slated to employ more than 6.8 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approx. 3.7 million jobs in the nine-year period. The leather footwear segment currently employs 0.78 million people and is expected to employ 1.44 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.66 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Leather footwear manufacturing factories across India

Leather footwear manufacturing factories across India

Will be updated

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra

Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata


Net Services India Pvt Ltd

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP)KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt Ltd