Assistant Operator

Finishing Helper

Machine Operator Helper

Production Helper

Footwear Machine Helper

Assistant Operator Footwear

Minimum Class V

Certified training for Helper Finishing (Footwear) (programme aligned to LSS/Q3401 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Helper-Finishing (Footwear) is expected to perform include:

Assisting in footwear cleaning, polishing and buffing, final inspection

Packing processes and carrying out material lasting, buffing, roughing, adhesive adding, etc.

Co-ordinating with team members

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

Proficient in understanding the complete sequence of processes involved in footwear making

Knowledge of the style/design of the products currently being produced

Equipped in cleaning the footwear carefully without damaging the appearance of the product

Well-versed with different techniques used for polishing and brushing the footwear

Knowledge of the lacquering process and the related equipment used

Well-versed with the steps and various factors to be considered for the final inspection

Familiar with the process of cleaning the equipment used

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Proficiency in motor skills Willingness to learn new tasks and work

Passionate about crafting intricate products

Good team player

Hand-eye co-ordination

Dexterity of hands

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Working from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is for 5/6 days a week and 8 hours everyday. 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 injury, infection or allergies due to constant exposure to organic solvents, chemicals, etc.

Health hazards include risk of fire

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

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Leather Industry in India

Indian leather industry has a huge export market consisting of mainly eleven countries of which Germany accounts for a share of 14.34%, followed by UK (12.80%), Italy (11.52%), USA (8.72%), Hong Kong (8.11%), France (7.07%), Spain (6.31%), Netherlands (3.98%), Belgium (2.02%), U.A.E. (1.92%) and Australia (1.30%), accounting for 78.9% of the total exports of the Indian leather industry and 3% of the global leather import trade (US$137.96 billion in 2010). Abundance of raw materials, high foreign currency earning capacity, a huge export market, an employment intensive sector and advanced technical support has earned India a well-deserved position in the global leather scenario with an annual turnover of over US$ 7.5 billion making the industry an indispensable part of the Indian economy.

Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

A diverse sector manufacturing gents, ladies and children?s footwear has a stake of 45.05% in the total leather export of India. India is the second largest producer of footwear after China with a whopping annual production figure of 2,065 million pairs of which the expanding domestic market accounts for 1,950 million pairs (95%) of the net production. Some of the famous international brands sourced from India include Hush Puppies, Florsheim, Reebok, Salamander, Stacy Adams, Lama and Bally. Lakahani, Red Tape, Bata, Liberty and Khadim?s.

All these factors indicate good job prospects for Helper Finishing (Footwear)

Large exporters in the leather industry

Cities across India

Will be updated

Government Leather Institute, Agra

Council for Leather Exports (CLE), West Bengal


Net Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Uttar Pradesh