Jewel Grinder, Hand

Lapidary, Hand

Minimum 12thpass

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Gem Grinder, hand is expected to perform include:

Grinding jewels to designed shape and size by hand operated grinding wheel

Embedding jewels on bamboo stick with shellac

Rotating grinding wheel backwards and forwards by operating bow with right hand

Applying water on wheel and grinding stone by pressing it against side of corundum grinding wheel

Checking stone frequently by sight and continuing to grind until required shape and size is obtained

Manipulating fingers to grind bigger stones to shape and size, manually

Proficient in holding bigger sized stones with left hand, grinding it to shape and size by manipulation of fingers

Well-versed in working with a hand operated grinding wheel

Will be updated

An eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good observation

Good hand eye coordination skills

It is a bench 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 everyday. 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 cuts from sawyers, fatigue, back ache, etc.Health hazard includes exposure to chemical, heating lamps, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 7,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Gems and Jewellery Sector in IndiaGold has always been regarded as precious as well as important by citizens of this country, be it in the form of bars, coins or jewellery. It is used as a medium of saving, gifting, form of transfer of wealth, as well as a highly liquid financial instrument. Initially, India was a large producer of gold; its reserves have been depleted by its ever increasing demand and now remain negligible. In recent years, India has accounted for almost one-fourth of the annual global demand for gold and is one of the world?s largest importers of gold. Further, raw materials, such as silver, platinum, gemstones and diamonds, among others are also imported from different parts of the world. With a market size of almost INR 454100 crore, the sector has a sizeable share of the GDP at ~5.9 percent, apart from large-scale employment generation and foreign exchange earnings. The highly labour-intensive nature of the sector with large number of employees in the unorganised space, has led to job creation, employing more than 0.464 million people in the country in 2013. 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 Factories across India

Towns and cities across India