Shaving Operator

Skiving Operator

Splitting Operator

Shearing Operator

Fleshing Operator

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Skiving Operator (programme aligned to LSS/N3701 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Preferably previous relevant training

The tasks a Skiving Operator is expected to perform include: Operating upper and lower skiving machines

Performing skiving with accuracy

Performing maintenance of the grinder and skiving disk knife

Monitoring quality of production

Familiar with the procedures to operate upper skiving and bottom skiving machines

Proficient in visual inspection

Knowledge of the grinder and its maintenance

Familiar with the sharpness of skiving disk blade

Familiar with adjusting the width and thickness as per specifications

Proficient in skiving operation as per specification

Knowledge of the quality of leather

Familiar with basic units of measurement

Will be updated

Good eye-hand co-ordination

Monitoring ability

Sharp vision

Quick response time

Good health

Basic estimation and numerical skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not 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?Yes

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

Occupational hazards include strain to the eye, injuries, fatigue, etc.

Health risks include exposure to various chemicals

For freshers -INR5,000 toINR7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview 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. Finished leather registered export revenues of US$ 77716.43 million in 2013-14, witnessing an increase of 30.59 per cent over exports in 2012-13.

Employment Forecast

The Indian leather industry holds a significant position in the Indian economy in terms of high potential shown for employment, growth and exports. It is estimated that the industry employs around 2.5 million work force directly or indirectly and 30% of the workforce are women. The skilled and semi-skilled workers constitute nearly 50% of the total work force.

Leather Exports Scenario

The global trade in leather and leather products has been increasing over the years from a mere USD 4 billion in 1972 to USD 221.3 billion in 2012. Although, the exports of Indian leather and leather products have grown manifold during the past decades, India?s share in global trade is only around 2.2% (occupying 9th position) of the total leather exports.

Future Trends in Leather Sector in India

India's leather exports are likely to grow 20 per cent at $6 billion by the end of the current fiscal, and may even touch $14-billion mark by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan. As the industry grows, so will job opportunities for professionals like Skiving Operator.

Leather garment factories Leather goods factories

Cities across India

Will be updated


Net Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd.,Assam

Leather Sector Skill Council, Chennai

Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai