Blade Cutter

Blade Sawing Machine Operator

Diamond Processing

Minimum ?10th

Certified training for Blade Sawyer (programme aligned to G&J/Q4404 released by Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum 6 months of work experience/on-the-job training

The task a Blade Sawyer is expected to perform include:Cutting rough diamond using blade sawing machine

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

In-depth knowledge of diamond proportions/symmetry, internal diamond structures (graining, etc.)Working understanding of the machinery involved and its repair work

Ability to work with high noise generating machinery

Understanding of why diamond powder is used for cutting

Ability to adapt to new technology

Ability to take readings from machines (e.g. from pressure sensors on blade sawing machines), interpret them and take appropriate actions without interventions from seniors

Absolute presence of mind in working with blade sawing machines

Ability to understand technical drawings received from planners

Ability to regularly maintain tools

Not Applicable

Visualisation capabilities


Ability to work independently

Communication skills

Team spirit

Multitasking ability



It is 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 listed as hazardous

One may develop occupational hazards like diamond dust inhalation, eye strain, poor posture leading to back and shoulder problems, long working hours and accidents with machinery

Health risks include working with sharp tools, machines and potentially hazardous chemicals

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 the 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.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Cities across India

Will be updated

Arch Academy of Design

Indian Diamond Institute (IDI)

Not Applicable