Profession leather goods industrial engineer

Leather goods industrial engineers analyse product technical specifications, define productive operations and its sequence, refine working methods, calculate operative times by using time measurement techniques. They address human and technological resources to each operation and define distribution of work according to production capacity. All their activities and tasks have the objective of maximising productivity and reducing production costs, assuring the functionality and quality of product and customer satisfaction.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Leather goods components

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

  • Leather goods manufacturing processes

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

  • 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 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. 

Skills

  • Plan leather goods manufacture

    Design the manufacturing process for each model of leather goods. Plan the stages of manufacturing and operations for production. Plan the usage of materials and leather components. Select machines and equipment. Plan the workforce. Calculate direct and indirect costs associated with manufacturing. Plan the maintenance of machines and equipment.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Measure working time in footwear and leather goods production

    Calculate and establish operative times in footwear and leather goods manufacturing using various method and techniques. Control the production timings, comparing with estimates.

  • Calculate the productivity of the production of footwear and leather goods

    Analyse the footwear and leather goods production capacity and collect information concerning human and technological resources. Establish the manufacturing layout. Balance the production lines. Calculate the productivity ratios to be used as a basis for decision-making inside the company. Follow the entire footwear and leather goods production and make adjustments to the work methods and operative times according to the technical specification of the model, human resources and equipment. Optimise the production lines and increase the productivity.

  • Use IT tools

    Application of computers, computer networks and other information technologies and equipment to storing, retrieving, transmitting and manipulating data, in the context of a business or enterprise.

  • Communicate commercial and technical issues in foreign languages

    Speak one or more foreign languages in order to communicate commercial and technical issues with various suppliers and clients.

  • Apply methods for footwear and leather goods manufacturing

    Produce technical specifications such as drawings, cards, and sheets for the stages of the production of footwear and leather goods. Analyse the technical sheets, defining the working methods. List the operation sequences and distribute the work for the manufacturing of each model.

  • Reduce environmental impact of footwear manufacturing

    Assess the environmental impact of footwear manufacture and minimise environmental risks. Reduce environmentally harmful work practices in different stages of the footwear manufacturing.

Optional knowledge and skills

determine lather goods warehouse layout plan supply chain logistics for footwear and leather goods practice innovative thinking in the footwear and leather goods industries