Profession leather goods machine operator

Leather goods machine operators tend specific machines in the industrial production of leather goods products. They operate machinery for cutting, closing, and finishing luggage, handbags, saddlery and harness products. They also perform routine maintenance of the machinery.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Functionalities of machinery

    The machinery and equipment used and, in particular, the characteristics regarding functioning and calibration to ensure compliance with quality and product specifications, as well as the operator's safety.

  • 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.  

  • Ergonomics in footwear and leather goods design

    The principles used in the design of various styles of footwear and leather goods for the correct anatomic and ergonomic proportions and measurements.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Skills

  • Work as a team

    To recognise the importance of team work, building and maintaining effective working relationships with all colleagues at the Casino and within the business. Flexibility To adopt a positive and flexible attitude to changing priorities and procedures. To take a positive view to change, taking on new tasks willingly and responding well to new methods of operation. Communication To ensure that clear and effective communication is maintained with the Casino Executive and Senior Gaming Manager and Gaming Managers. To conduct regular meetings with managers and staff, and encourage two way communication and continuous improvement.

  • Follow work procedures

    Adhere to procedures at work in a structured and systematic manner.

  • Execute working instructions

    Understand, interpret and properly apply work instructions regarding different tasks in the workplace.

  • Identify with the company's goals

    Act for the benefit of the company and for the achievement of its targets.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Adapt to changing situations

    Change approach to situations based on unexpected and sudden changes in people's needs and mood or in trends; shift strategies, improvise and naturally adapt to those circumstances.

  • Use communication techniques

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

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate automatic cutting systems for footwear and leather goods perform laboratory tests on footwear or leather goods practice innovative thinking in the footwear and leather goods industries reduce environmental impact of footwear manufacturing detect product defects apply methods for footwear and leather goods manufacturing apply pre-stitching techniques prepare leather goods samples apply footwear and leather goods quality control techniques apply basic rules of maintenance to leather goods and footwear machinery pre-stitching processes and techniques for footwear and leather goods apply machine cutting techniques for footwear and leather goods identify defects on raw hides automatic cutting systems for footwear and leather goods perform packing of footwear and leather goods measure working time in footwear and leather goods production

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