Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Includes diamond polishers and gem cutters, and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, casting metal in molds, or setting precious and semi-precious stones for jewelry and related products.

Also includes

Gem and Diamond Workers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $40,500.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 788
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 1.56 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Reshape small metal components for precision assembly
Cast metal objects
Shape clay or dough to create products
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Shape metal or plastic
Remove workpieces from molds
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Fabricate work tools
Build production molds
Construct molds for casting objects
Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products
Engrave jewelry and related products by hand
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Solder parts or workpieces
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Weld metal structures
Inlay precious metals
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Apply solutions to production equipment
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Skim impurities from molten metal
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Carve objects from stone or other related materials
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Set gemstones to specification
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured precision products by hand
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust position of molds during processing
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
File metal or plastic objects
Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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Business Development

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