Auto Blocker

Diamond Cutter

Minimum Preferably 10th

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

A minimum of 6 months of work experience/on-the-job training in diamond processing units

The task an Auto Blocker is expected to perform include: Using the auto-blocking machine to create the base 4 or 8 bottom and top facets

Knowledge and understanding of the cuts, shapes, clarity, carat and physical characteristics of a diamond

Basic understanding of the equipment and tools involved and their repair work

Ability to use an eye glass Knowledge of other techniques of rough cutting

Good understanding of proportions/symmetry

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Visualisation capabilities


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Observational skills


It is partly a bench job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required

Part-time work and contractual work is 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

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like minor injuries and physical fatigue from working for long hours, eye strain and accidents with tools

Health risks include working with sharp tools

For freshers - 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - 10,000 to 12,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience - 20,000 to 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

As per the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the value of exports in the year 2013-14 was USD 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. This means there will always be a need for Auto Blocker.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Maximum number of job openings are available in Surat, Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad.

Diamond processing units are also mushrooming in Mumbai, Trichur and Coimbatore.