Gem Facetor

Minimum 12th

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks that a Gem Polisher, Machine is expected to perform include:

Polishing top portion and giving facets to stones

Fixing stone to be polished in dop with shellac

Setting dop in tank (wooden rectangular device to hold dop) or holding dop in special type of clamp

Starting machine, applying diamond powder to revolving steel disc and holding tank or clamp on it to press and polish stone to required finish

Checking stone frequently with magnifying glass while polishing to ensure required finish

Washing polished stone in caustic soda or lemon juice to give it shine, if required

Proficient in washing polished stone in caustic soda solution or keeping it in lemon juice for prescribed period to brighten it

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 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 cuts, fatigue, back ache, etc.Health hazard includes exposure to gem dust, heating lamps, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Gems and Jewellery Sector in India 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.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. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Gem Factories across India

Gem Factories across India