Metal Leaf Maker

Minimum 10th

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Leaf Maker, Gold and Silver is expected to perform include:Beating small strips of gold and silver into thin leaves for medicinal purposes, dressing sweet dishes, etc.Cutting small strips of desired metal into suitable size and placing them individually in between sheets of special type of skin to bound together

Covering sheets of skin holding metal inside thicker skin covering and beats them on anvil with wooden mallet

Checking extent of spreading frequently while beating and ensuring that metal pieces do not get stuck to skin sheets

Removing metal leaves then forming and placing them individually on fine paper sheets

Proficient in using special type of paper instead of skin for beating

Knowledge oflightingsmallcoalfiretoremovemoisturefromskinandavoidingstickingofmetalleaves on skin sheets

Will be updated

An eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good Dexterity

Good hand eye coordination skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not necessary

Contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours every day. This may vary from factory to factory

May have to work in shifts

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Occupational hazard includes stress, fatigue, back ache, etc.Health hazard includes exposure to metal dust, burns, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Gems and Jewellery Sector in India In the five years from 2008 to 2013, the market share of organised players has increased from 10 to 22 percent, more than doubling in a five year period. This increasing share will require sales associates and merchandisers with a higher capability in core requisite skills for their roles.Indian gems and jewellery sector has grown at a CAGR of 22 percent, albeit at current prices, in the last five year period from FY08 to FY13. This has largely been driven by the gold jewellery segment in terms of share (81 percent of the market in FY13) but on a growth rate basis, diamond jewellery has been the faster growing segment at ~24 percent CAGR vis-a-vis gold jewellery at ~16 percent CAGR, in line with the market trends of increasing consumer preference for diamonds and diamond studded jewellery. In the coming years (2013?17), the sector is expected to grow at a slower pace due to increased import duty and enforcement of the 80:20 export rules. Further, competition from other Asian countries, such as China and Thailand in jewellery fabrication will add to the stress on growth. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Gem & Jewellery factories across India

Gem & Jewellery factories across India

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The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery

Delhi Gem & Jewellery Institute

Gemmological Institute of India