Profession leather goods hand cutting operator

Leather goods hand cutting operators check leather and their materials and cutting dies, select areas  to be cut, position pieces on the leather and other materials, match the leather goods components (pieces) and check cut pieces against specifications and quality requirements. All the activities and tasks are performed manually.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Leather goods materials

    The wide range of materials used in leather goods production: leather, leather substitutes (synthetics or artificial materials), textile, etc; the way of distinguishing among various materials based on their properties, advantages and limitations.

  • Leather goods manufacturing processes

    The processes, technology and machinery involved in the leather goods manufacturing.  

  • Leather goods components

    The various procedures and methods in the processing of leather materials and leather goods components like manufacturability and properties.  

  • Leather goods quality

    The quality specifications of materials, processes, and final products, the most common defects in leather, quick tests procedures, laboratory tests procedures and standards, and the adequate equipment for quality checks. 

  • Manual cutting processes for leather

    Cutting rules, variance of the leather properties on its surface and elongation directions of the footwear pieces.

Optional knowledge and skills

use it tools footwear components automatic cutting systems for footwear and leather goods pre-stitching processes and techniques for footwear and leather goods footwear quality footwear materials use communication techniques reduce environmental impact of footwear manufacturing apply pre-stitching techniques footwear manufacturing technology perform manual cutting for footwear uppers footwear equipments footwear machinery