Shoe and Leather Workers

Shoe and Leather Repairer

Leather Upper Making Helper Leather Upper Making Assistant Helper

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Helper - Upper Making (Footwear) (programme aligned to LSS/Q3101 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Helper Upper Making (Footwear) is expected to perform include:

Providing assistance to the footwear machine operators

Carrying out folding, adhesive adding and edge colourings

Assisting the operators to carry out activities based on the production schedule

Well-versed with the characteristics and properties of various kinds of leather

Proficient in the designing process and related equipment

Proficient in cutting process and related equipment

Well-versed with different techniques used in edge colourings, and kind of paints and brushes used

Equipped to follow manufacturer?s instructions

Knowledge of styles/design of the products currently being produced

Knowledge of different techniques used in stamping and embossing

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Dexterity of hands

Hand-eye co-ordination

Quick learner

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 is available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Work 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 accidents, injuries, etc.

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

For candidates with experience - 15,000 to 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Leather Industry in India

India has state-of-the-art manufacturing plants. The footwear sector has matured from the level of manual footwear manufacturing method to automated footwear manufacturing systems. Footwear production units are installed with world-class machines. Manned by skilled technicians, these machines help to turn any new innovative idea into reality. Support systems created for the sector have indeed served the footwear industry well. India has a well-developed footwear component manufacturing industry. The future growth of the footwear industry in India will continue to be market-driven, and oriented towards EU and US markets. With technology and quality of the footwear improving year after year, Indian Footwear Industry is stamping its class and expertise in the global footwear trade.

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

It is now a proven fact that the Indian leather industry forms a strong pillar of the Indian economy. The phenomenal rise of the leather industry from a mere small time exporter of raw materials in the 1960s to holding a major and prominent position in the Indian economy, today the industry generates intensive employment, currently employing 2.5 million people and that too mostly from the weaker sections, 70% of which are women. As the industry grows, so will job opportunities for Helper Upper Making (Footwear).

Large exporters in the leather industry

Cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP), Chennai

KILT, Karnataka

Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra

Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai


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