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Sewing Machine Operator

Stitching Machine Operator


Minimum 5th standard

Certified training for Stitching Operator (Footwear) (programme aligned to LSS/N3501 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)


The tasks a Stitching Operator (Footwear) is expected to perform include:

Stitching upper component of the footwear per the instructions given by designing section

Stitching footwear with leather and non-leather components

Maintaining quality standards

Knowledge of leather goods, garments and related areas

Skilled in equipment operating procedures

Knowledge of textures and threads to create beautiful products

Proficient in different methods of stitching to ensure maximum usage and minimum wastage

Knowledge of various characteristics of different leather like calf leather, sheep leather, cow leather, etc. and how they differ

Ability to follow manufacturer?s instructions

Knowledge of material optimization techniques

Proficient in various stitching techniques like whip stitch, buttonhole stitch, catch stitch, etc. suitable for stitching different types of leather

Ability to set-up and adjust machine control

Will be updated

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Motor skills

Perfect vision

Not colour blind

Basic numerical skills

Ability to focus for long hours

Ability to choose correct leather/non-leather parts

Passionate about creating intricate products

It is not a desk job

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not part of the job

Part-time work is available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours a day for 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 listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include injuries and accidents

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

For freshers -INR1,700 toINR2,500 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more -INR3,000 toINR4,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Scenario 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.

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.

Future Prospects and Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

Leather and leather products exports are estimated to touch US$8.5 billion by 2016-17. A leather development programme, namely the Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP), proposed an outlay of US$ 590 million for the current five-plan period (2012-2017) to provide a fillip to the industry.

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Job openings are available in cities across the country