Leather Die Cutter

Shoe Parts Cutter

Leather Footwear Cutter

Footwear Cutter

Minimum 5th standard

Certified training for Cutter (Footwear) (programme aligned to LSS/Q3201 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

No prior experience is required

The tasks a Cutter (Footwear) is expected to perform include: Laying out leather or non-leather material

Marking and cutting the material using cutting dies

Positioning of leather/non-leather material

Ensuring quantity and quality of cut pieces

Proficient in equipment operating procedures

Knowledge of footwear industry

Proficient in methods of cutting like die cutting

Skilled in clicking to ensure maximum usage and minimum wastage

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

Knowledge of footwear products and styles of footwear like boots, sandals, slippers, etc.

Ability to follow manufacturer?s instructions

Knowledge of material optimization techniques and basic operations on various clicking machines

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Fair judgement in positioning and cutting

Basic estimation and numerical skills

Good problem solving skills

It is a bench work job.

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not part of the job

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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered 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.

Fresher - INR1,700 to INR2,500 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR2,500 to INR4,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Leather Industry in India1

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 theLeather Sectoras aFocus Sectorin 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 variousSpecial Focus Initiativesunder 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 enhancing export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people.

Footwear Sector2

India is the second largest footwear producer after China with an annual production of 2065 million pairs. It has a huge domestic retail market 1950 million pairs (95%) are sold in domestic market. Footwear export accounts for 45.05% share in India?s total leather & leather products export.

Finished leather exporters

Leather manufacturing companies

Maximum number of job openings are available in Andhra Pradesh, Agra, Kanpur, Chennai, Uttar Pradesh and other metro cities.

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP)

KILT, Karnataka


Net Services India Pvt Ltd24/1-4, 9th cross, JP Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru- 560078

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai

Footwear Design & Development Institute

Central Institute of Vocational Education