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Leather Currier

Aliases: Leather Treating Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Leather


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Leather, Currier is expected to perform include:
  • Treating tanned leather with fats and oils
  • Softening by flexing, rolling it under pressure for converting into finished form
  • Scraping hide to expel moisture and scum left after tanning
  • Applying grease, oil, soap or other compounds to hide
  • Softening hide by stroking it with a knife, flexing it over a blade or rolling it under a machine
  • Rubbing the hair side of hide to remove grains, rough spots and blemishes
  • Polishing the hide manually or using a machine
  • Dyeing and staining the leather
  • Operating staking buffing or glazing machines

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • 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?

Maybe

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 gauzes
  • Adept in following tanning formula
  • Knowledge of locking drum door and movinges 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
  • Knowledge of size and thickness of leather
  • Knowledge of fat and oil used in softening of leather
  • Knowledge of ratio of mixing fat and oil in order to get the required result
  • Well-versed with the flexing processes
  • Adept with the required pressure to get the end result of softening the leather

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 2

Not applicable

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 3

  • 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

Leather Currier 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

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2

Tanneries across India

KEYWORDS 2

  • Leather Treating Operator

  • Leather Operator

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157535.1300Leather Currier
ISCO 20087535 Pelt Dressers, Tanners and Fellmongers
NIC 200815111; 15114Flaying and curing of raw hides and skins; Scraping, currying, tanning, bleaching, shearing and plucking and dyeing of fur skins and hides with the hair on
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