Bench Jewelers Needed

Dunkin’s Diamonds is now hiring goldsmith team members in Ohio and Florida with high end jewelry experience! Our Goldsmiths provide karat-gold and sterling silver jewelry repair. Continued growth and learning is important so employees receive new types of work to improve skill level and increase quality and speed of wok.

Responsibilities Include:
• Examines jewelry for restrictions in design and gemstone limitations; proceeds with repairs using all precautions necessary to complete work.
• Performs miscellaneous basic repairs (i.e. tighten or remove prong-set stones, straighten posts, remove kinks from chain, various adjustments requiring use of hand tools without soldering, etc.)
• Performs basic-level soldering techniques for sizing rings, minor chain and clasp repairs, and miscellaneous karat-gold and sterling silver jewelry.
• Applies various surface finishes.
• Performs minor prong setting of round stones.
• Sizes non-karat, simple, pin-style bracelets and watch bands.
• Organizes jobs according to due dates and maintains a clean work area daily.
• Clean and polished jewelry using polish, polishing lathe, various cleaners, steamer, etc.
• Follows chemical and equipment safety procedures: MSDS, lockout/tagout, etc.
• Assists with checking and cleaning customer jewelry.
• Participates and satisfactorily completes all assigned training programs.
• Ability to work assigned schedule on regular basis.
• Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and business contacts in courteous and professional manner.
• Ability to see well enough to read small print, with aid of minor magnification size rings, set stones, re-tip prongs, detect unevenness in shanks and prongs, check quality of work on small parts or entire pieces of jewelry items, and read computer screens.
• Dexterity to hold on to and use all jewelers’ tools, handle small jewelry/gift items wile repairing and bend over and pick up dropped materials.
• Stamina to sit and stand for eight hours, focus on small, detailed work, tolerate the constant noise of machinery and tools and to work in a dusty work environment.
• Strength to push and exert pressure while using various jewelers’ tools.
• Ability to work with exposure to chemicals, low-voltage plating equipment, flammable materials, and fast-moving machinery.

Qualifications (What we look for):
• Minimum High School or equivalent
• Minimum of 3 to 5 years of bench skills or equivalent classes but not essential
• Ability to follow directions
• Communicate well with others
• Lift and carry approximately 20lbs.
• Can sit for prolonged periods
• Ability to read and write in small print, able to handle small jewelry items
• Clean jewelry within scheduled time frame
• Producing high-quality jewelry stone setting
• Restore damaged or broken jewelry, select appropriate gems, clean and polish jewelry Repairs broken clasps, pins, rings, and other jewelry
• Perform advanced jewelry repairs, including working with platinum
• Maintain proper paperwork and documentation of all jewelry items + Ability to test jewelry items for karat content
• Adhere to all safety-related procedures to reduce the risk of accidents and maintain jewelry supplies necessary in jewelry workshop
• Perform all repairs to bring damaged jewelry up to the standards
• Perform soldering, stone setting, basic jewelry repairs, and miscellaneous refurbishment of PFI’d jewelry items
• Complete related paperwork and claims for jewelry under warranty and special work orders
• Calculate repair estimates and time frames Assists store staff with jewelry sales
• Maintain documentation of daily production
• Perform advanced jewelry repairs, including working with platinum
• Produce high quality jewelry repairs while maintaining an above average production rate and controlling company assets

Email Stuart Dunkin sd@dunkinsdiamonds.com or Call 239-822-1022

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