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Harness Maker

Aliases: Harness Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Leather


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Harness Maker is expected to perform include:

  • Making and repairing harness by cutting, fitting and stitching parts together

  • Cutting various parts from leather stock according to design or pattern

  • Giving leather required colour and forms by shaping, rivetting and trimming

  • Sewing parts by hands or machine

  • Attaching buckles, rings and other metal devices to strap ends by looping over ends by stitching or rivetting

  • Punching buckle holes in strap

  • Applying dressing to harness        

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

  • It is a desk job but one 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 maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum – 8th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 3
  • Proficient in using various tools like punches, knife, rivet, etc.
  • Knowledge of different quality and types of leather available
  • Proficient in calculating number of fittings required for a particular article
  • Well-versed with different measuring tools like scale, measuring gauge, etc.
  • Knowledge of joining different components
  • Knowledge of altering, repairing or replacing of harness

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 3

Not applicable

 

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 3

Harness Maker Assistant Supervisor (Harness Making) → Supervisor (Harness Making) → Production Manager (Harness Making)

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For freshers - ₹ 5,000 to ₹ 5,500 per month
  • For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - ₹ 6,500 to ₹ 7,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

At least 2-3 years of relevant experience

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3

Leather goods manufacturing factories across India

KEYWORDS 

  • Harness Maker

  • Harness Operator

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157536.1800Harness Maker
ISCO 20087536 Shoemakers and Related Workers
NIC 200815123Manufacture of saddlery and harness
QP ReferenceNANA
NSQFNANA
REFERENCES 
1

National Classification of Occupations Division 7

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Post Identified to be reserved for persons with disabilities Group C Report

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Oral interview - A leather expert with experience of 20 years

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http://www.fddiindia.com

http://www.cftichennai.in

http://www.cftiagra.org.in/english/contact_us.html

http://www.gcelt.gov.in/support/page/admission.php

http://labournet.in

http://www.ilfsets.com

http://www.leatherindia.org

http://www.kiltbangalore.ac.in

http://www.cive.org

http://mirams-india.com/About_us.html

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“Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Leather & Leather Goods Industry Sector (2013?17, 2017?22) – A Report” released by NSDC

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http://www.ibef.org/exports/leather-industry-india.aspx
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http://www.dsir.gov.in/reports/isr1/Leather%20and%20Footwear/3_5.pdf
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