Edge Setter Machine
Edge Setting Operator
Minimum 5th pass
Preferably at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience
The tasks an Edge Setter, Machine (Footwear) is expected to perform include:
Operating edge-setting machine to polish edge of sole of shoe for giving shape and desired finish
Selecting handle iron according to thickness of sole
Turning holder containing handle iron over gas flame or spirit lamp as appropriate to heat it to required temperature.
Holding shoe with both hands against revolving handle iron and manipulating its movement to burnish its entire edge
Applying coating of wax with wax stick on burnishing edge of sole
Cleaning, oiling machine and removing defects, if required
Proficient in identifying the kind of edge to be set
Knowledge of common problems faced in the work environment
Proficient in handling all tools and techniques
Knowledge of different types of materials to be used for any particular operation
Well-versed with setting heating temperature as per different heels
Well-versed with different types of heating tools
Well-versed with different finishing chemicals and wax
Knowledge of different types of finishing methodology
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Accuracy of work
Fair judgment in edge sharpening
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 Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Occupational hazards include risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, burns, etc.
Health hazards include risk of handling electric tools and flame, risk of accidents, etc.
For freshers - INR 4,500 to INR 5,000 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 5,500 to INR 6,500 per month
(Thesefigures are indicative and subject to change)
Current Trends and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India
The leather industry in India produces approximately 1,055 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 2,065 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 approximately 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 Edge Setter, Machine (Footwear) and other candidates applying for jobs in this sector across India.
Leather footwear manufacturing factories across India
Cities and townsacross India
Will be updated
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)
Central Institute of Vocational Education
Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.