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Buffing Operator

Aliases: Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator, Buffing Machine Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Leather


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Buffing Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Abrading the leather surface

  • Removing the grain on the leather by abrasion

  • Removing the flesh side of leather

  • Improving the uniformity of grain appearance

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is not a desk job 
  • Need not handle a team 
  • Travelling is not part of the job 
  • Contractual work and part-time jobs are available 
  • Working from home option is not available

 

Working hours

  • Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from tannery to tannery.

  • Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Minimum – 5th standard
  • Certified training for Buffing Operator (programme aligned to LSS /Q0201 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

 

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Equipped to identify the side of leather that should be fed in while buffing or snuffing
  • Knowledge of the common faults
  • Proficient in handling hides and materials
  • Competent in equipment operating procedures
  • Equipped in the method of sharing domain-related information with team members
  • Well versed with sources of updates on footwear and related areas
  • Ability to follow manufacturer’s instructions

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP) 
  • Government Leather Institute 
  • Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai 
  • Council for Leather Exports (CLE)

 

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/List%20of%20Designated%20Trades

%20under%20the%20Apprentices%20Act%201961/lacquering.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Buffing Operator Ò Supervisor à Quality Controller

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers -  6,500 to  7,000 per month

  • For candidates with 1-2 years’ experience -  15,000 to  17,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Previous on-the-job training

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Large exporters in the leather industry

KEYWORDS 
  • Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operator
  • Buffing Machine Operator

 

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20158155.0801Buffing Operator
ISCO 20088155 Fur and Leather Preparing Machine Operators
NIC 200815115Finishing of upper leather, lining leather and garment leather etc.
QP ReferenceLSS /Q0201Buffing Operator
NSQF4NA
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