6344- Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
Jewellers and related workers fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery. Watch repairers and related workers repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches. They are employed by jewellery, clock and watch manufacturers and retail stores, by jewellery and watch repair shops or they may be self-employed.
Jewellers and related workers perform some or all of the following duties:
Fabricate and repair precious and semi-precious metal jewellery, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and lockets
Examine, cut, shape and polish diamonds using optical instruments, lathes and laps
Examine, cut, shape and polish precious and synthetic gems using optical instruments, cutting disks and laps
Appraise gemstones and diamonds to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens and to detect peculiarity affecting stone values
Set precious and semi-precious stones in jewellery mountings, according to specifications
May supervise other jewellers.
Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.
Watch repairers perform some or all of the following duties:
Fabricate or fit parts to make watches and clocks
Examine clocks and watches, disassemble and check for defective and misaligned parts or rust
Replace or repair worn or broken parts
Test, adjust and regulate timepiece movements
Clean all parts using special cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical cleaning machines to remove dirt and dried lubricants
May supervise other watch repairers.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of a college or other program, or apprenticeship training in watch or jewellery repair or gemology is usually required.
Trade certification as a gemsetter is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.
Experience as a jewellery, clock or watch assembler may be required.
Mobility is possible among the various jewellery occupations in this unit group.
There is little mobility between the jewellery occupations and the watch repairers in this unit group.
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Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X