Minimum 5th pass
At least 1-3 years of relevant work experience
The tasks a Leather Cutter, Machine is expected to perform include:
Cutting leather by machine used for making harness and saddles
Fitting appropriate guide in machine
Inserting leather under knives to cut components to desired shape
Checking sample piece for accuracy and continues production
Sharpening and changing the knife when required
Proficient in identifying the typeof leather, its thickness, defects, etc.
Knowledge of the common defects of leather
Proficient in handling all tools and techniques
Knowledge of different types of materials used for this particular operation
Well-versed with leather measurement system
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Accuracy of work
Fair judgment in positioning different types of leather
It needs one to 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
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), Both Legs (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) 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 includes handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, etc.
Occupational hazards includes risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, dust allergy, etc.
For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 5,500 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 6,000 to INR 6,500 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 footwearmanufacturing factories across India
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