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Hide Splitter, Machine

Aliases: Leather Splitting machine Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Leather


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Hide Splitter, Machine is expected to perform include:
  • Setting and operating machines fitted with horizontal endless belt type knife to split hide edgeways to form two or more pieces or to give uniform thickness
  • Starting the machine and adjusting thickness of cut
  • Placing hide on machine table and smoothening out wrinkles
  • Guiding hides between machine rollers
  • Removing hides from the machine or directing Helper to do so
  • Checking split hide for accuracy and adjusting guides if necessary
  • Ensuring that the knife blade is sharpened automatically by emery wheels fixed to the machine
  • Adjusting emery stone wheels, if not in correct position
  • Cleaning and oiling the machine regularly

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

  • It needs one 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) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum – 5th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 3
  • Equipped to identify the type of leather and, its thickness
  • Well-versed in measuring thickness of leather
  • Well-versed with different measuring gauge
  • Knowledge of common problems faced in the work environment
  • Proficient in handling all tools and techniques
  • In depth knowledge of machinery 
  • Knowledge of different types of materials which is used for this particular operation
  • Proficient in changing the machine blade and the methods to sharpen it

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

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

Hide Splitter, Machine Assistant Supervisor Tanning → Supervisor Tanning → Production Manager (Tannery)

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For freshers - ₹ 4,500 to ₹ 5,000 per month
  • For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - ₹ 6,000 to ₹ 6,500 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3

Tanneries across India

KEYWORDS 

  • Hide Splitter

  • Leather Splitting Machine Operator

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20158155.0500Hide Splitter, Machine
ISCO 20088155 Fur and Leather Preparing Machine Operators
NIC 200810106Production of hides and skins originating from slaughterhouses
QP ReferenceNANA
NSQFNANA
REFERENCES 
1

National Classification of Occupations Division 8

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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
7
http://www.dsir.gov.in/reports/isr1/Leather%20and%20Footwear/3_5.pdf
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