Leather goods warehouse operator


Leather goods warehouse operators are in charge of the warehouse of leather, components, other materials and production devises. They classify and register the purchased raw materials and components, forecast purchases and distribute them across different departments. They ensure that all the necessary raw materials and components for the production are ready to be used and to be placed in the production chain.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to leather goods warehouse operator:

warehouse operator for leather goods
warehouse responsible

Minimum qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum required to work as a leather goods warehouse operator.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Leather goods warehouse operator is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Leather goods warehouse operator career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to leather goods warehouse operator.

leather goods packing operator
leather goods finishing operator
leather goods hand stitcher
leather goods quality controller
leather goods manual operator

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of leather goods warehouse operator. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of leather goods warehouse operator with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

leather goods quality control laboratory technician
leather goods quality technician
leather goods product developer
leather goods manufacturing technician
footwear quality control laboratory technician

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of leather goods warehouse operator.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of leather goods warehouse operator.

  • Determine leather goods warehouse layout: Select the suitable warehouse layouts according to the specific conditions of the leather goods company. Plan the warehouse layout. Implement the warehouse management system.
  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of leather goods warehouse operator. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of leather goods warehouse operator. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

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

ISCO group and title

4321 – Stock clerks

  1. Leather goods warehouse operator – ESCO
Last updated on December 4, 2022

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