Lasting Machine Operator

Shoe Machine Operators


Minimum Class V

Certified training for Lasting Operator (programme aligned to LSS/N3801 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

No prior work experience is required

The tasks a Lasting Operator is expected to perform include: Operating various machines used in lasting process

Performing lasting, seat lasting and roughing

Proficient in the procedure of operating machines

Well-versed with the lasting process

Knowledge of the ways by which material can be prevented from becoming contaminated

Proficient with lasts and shapes of shoes

Knowledge of adhesive and application of adhesive

Not applicable

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good eye-hand co-ordination

Efficient monitoring ability

Quick response time


Basic 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 available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is for 5/6 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from company to company. Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

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

Occupational hazards include skin irritation and ailments, burns, respiratory disorder, accidents, fatigue, etc.

Health risks include constant exposure to chemicals and other toxins

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Leather Industry in India

Currently India has a share of 2.3 per cent (i.e. US $ 2 billion) of global trade of leather and leather products. India has a large and growing middle class of about 250 million people with good purchasing power. Global players in the leather business, big or small, are today focusing increasingly on India's domestic market. In fact, India has the capacity to fulfil 10% of the global leather requirement.

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

It is quite apparent that the globalization of the Indian leather sector provides ample opportunity in the form of potential growth. Among the three major exporting nations of leather garments, India has captured 20% of market share in both German and EU markets. Other markets for India are Italy, U.K., U.S. A. France, Spain and Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland and Canada. All these factors indicate good job prospects for Lasting Operator.

Large exporters in the leather industry

Cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP), Chennai

KILT, Karnataka

Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai

Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra