Blocking Supervisor

Minimum 12th

Certified training for Blocking Supervisor (programme aligned to G&J/Q4606 released by Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum of 3 yearsexperience in diamond blocking

The task a Blocking Supervisor is expected to perform include: Monitoring the work of blockers

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Ability to work with high noise generating machinery

Ability to clearly understand concepts such as geometry of diamonds, internal diamond structures (graining, etc.), technology being used, maintenance aspect of tools and machines, etc.Ability to guide operators and provide direction in case of queries from operators

Ability to identify individual team member?s strengths

Good eyesight, a sharp mind and physical strength

Leadership qualities


Ability to handle a team

Good Communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills


It is not necessarily a bench job

Travelling is not required

Will handle a team of blockers (auto or manual)

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Most companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from company to company. Shift system may be available in some organizations

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like dust inhalation, eye strain, poor posture leading to back and shoulder problems, long working hours and accidents with machinery

For candidates with 3 yearsexperience - 25,000 - 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

As per the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the value of the exports in the year 2013-14 was US$ 35 billion. The market size of the industry is expected to rise by leaps and bounds by 2020 considering India is the global leader in the diamond processing industry. Diamonds cut and polished in India are of world class quality. 11 out of 12 diamonds set in jewellery globally are cut and polished in India.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Cities across India