Jewellery Refiner

Gold Refiner

Gold Melter and Refiner

Gold Refining

Minimum B. Sc (Chemistry)

On-the-job training for six months

Certified training for Melter and Refiner (programme aligned to G&J/Q 0404 released by the Gems and Jewellery Skill Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Melter and Refiner is expected to perform include:

Recovering pure gold from jewellery pieces, gold scrap and dust by using a melting furnace and chemical processes

Understanding of metallurgy and the properties of gold and alloys

Knowledge of gold karatages and the proportion of mixing other metals

Knowledge of the level of acid resistance of different metals

Not applicable


Ability to work independently

Communication skills

Team spirit

Multitasking ability


Attention to detail


It is not a bench job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Most companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some organizations

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like physical fatigue from working for long hours, working with heavy high temperature machinery and accidents with machinery

For freshers - 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - 10,000 - 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

There is an estimated 1 million jewellery stores in India. The jewellery retail business is heading into an expansion mode given the various lifestyle and demographic factors. This means there will be an increase in the demand for Melter and Refiner.

Handmade gold and gem-set jewellery manufacturing units across India

Jewellery manufacturing units in cities across India