Assembly Operator

Assembly Footwear Operator

Minimum ?Class V

Certified training for Pre-Assembly Operator Upper Making (Footwear) (programme aligned to LSS/N3601 released by Leather Skill Sector Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks a Pre-Assembly Operator Upper Making(Footwear) is expected to perform include:

Performing various pre-assembly operations

Ensuring quality standards are maintained

Knowledge of various pre-assembly operations like splitting, gimping, ironing, marking, edge colouring, pasting, folding and eyeleting

Familiar with the characteristics and properties of the leather/length and thickness

Proficient in handling and operating splitting machine

Knowledge of the common faults in tools and equipment and implications of working with faulty equipment

Well-versed in quality parameters mentioned in the job card

Understanding the splitting process and its implication

Familiar with ironing tools and materials like ironing machine, measuring gauge, etc.

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Keen interest in footwear manufacturing

Quick learner

Team player

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 9/10 hours every day for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

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

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

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

Occupational hazards include hearing disability, injuries, fatigue, body ache, etc.

For freshers - INR 3,500 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 6,500 to INR 8,000 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.

Employment Forecast

The Government of India had identified the Leather Sector as a focus sector in its Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 in view of its immense potential for export growth prospects and employment generation. Accordingly, the Government is also implementing various Special Focus Initiatives under the Foreign Trade Policy for the growth of Leather Sector. With the implementation of various industrial developmental programmes as well as export promotional activities, the Indian leather industry aims to augment the production, thereby enhance export, and resultantly create additional employment opportunities for overall one million people.

Footwear Sector

India is the second largest footwear producer after China with an annual production of 2,065 million pairs. It has a huge domestic retail market 1,950 million pairs (95%). Footwear export accounts for 45.05% share in India?s total leather & leather products export. All these factors indicate good job prospects for Pre-Assembly Operator Upper Making (Footwear).

Leather footwear manufacturers

Cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP), Chennai

KILT, Karnataka


Net Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai

Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Uttar Pradesh