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Laster, Hand

Aliases: Assembly Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Leather


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Laster, Hand is expected to perform include:
  • Joining upper part of the shoe to sole by pulling the upper-over last and nailing to sole
  • Appling French chalk or wax to properly sized and shaped last to prevent stitching of lining
  • Tacking upper lightly to last and inserting shoe counter and toe-puff in upper
  • Pulling upper on last and tacking to sole
  • Checking frequently to avoid folds and wrinkles
  • Nailing metal or bamboo shank to insole
  • Tacking rand pieces and heel lift to seat
  • Mounting sandals on last

 

 

 

 

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 maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

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

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum – 5th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 3
  • Proficient in identifying types of shoes and their shapes
  • Knowledge of common problems faced in the work environment
  • Knowledge of mounting upper on last
  • Proficient in handling all tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of different types of materials used for this particular operation
  • Proficient in the nailing procedure
  • Knowledge of product sizes

 

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

Laster, Hand Machine Laster → Assistant Supervisor Assembly → Assembly Supervisor

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For freshers - ₹ 4,500 to ₹ 5,500 per month
  • For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - ₹ 6,500 to ₹ 7,500 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

At least 1-3 years of experience in this field

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
Leather footwear manufacturing factories across India

 

KEYWORDS 

  • Laster

  • Assembly Operator

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157536.0800Laster, Hand
ISCO 20087536 Shoemakers and Related Workers
NIC 200815201Manufacture of leather footwear such as shoes, sandals, chappals, leather cum-rubber/plastic cloth sandles and chappals
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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