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Drum Man (Tanning)

Aliases: Drum Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Leather


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Drum Man (Tanning) is expected to perform include:

  • Operating rotary drum containing tanning solution to convert hides and skins into leather, according to specifications

  • Weighing tanning agents, such as bark powder or chemicals

  • Loading agents and hides or skins into drum

  • Turning valve to fill drum with water

WORK ENVIRONMENT 2

  • It needs 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

Working hours

  • 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), Low Vision (LV) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2

Minimum – 5th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 2
  • Proficient in turning steam valve to heat water to specified temperature observing meters and gauges
  • Adept with following tanning formula
  • Knowledge of locking drum door and moveing lever to rotate drum for specified period of time
  • Well-versed with removing drum door and replacing it with grating
  • Proficient in rotating drum to drain tanning solution through grating
  • Knowledge of boiling sample of tanned hide or skin in water to determine thoroughness of tannings

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 2
  • Specialization in particular type of tanning
  • Knowledge of chemical composition and their ratio
  • Knowledge of leather processing time
  • Knowledge of different chemicals and their reaction

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 4
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida
  • Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra
  • Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata
  • LabourNet Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  • IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd.
  • Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP)
  • KILT, Karnataka
  • Central Institute of Vocational Education
  • Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
Coming soon

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 2

Drum Man (Tanning) Supervisor, Pit Loading → Assistant Manager, Tanning → Manager, Tanning

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 2
  • For freshers - ₹ 4,500 to ₹ 5,000 per month
  • For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - ₹ 5,500 to ₹ 6,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2
Preferably at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

 

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2

Tanneries across India

KEYWORDS 2

  • Drum Operator (Tanning)

  • Drum Operation Man

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157535.1200Drum Man (Tanning)
ISCO 20087535 Pelt Dressers, Tanners and Fellmongers
NIC 200815112; 15113Tanning and finishing of sole leather; Tanning and finishing of industrial leather
QP ReferenceNANA
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