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Blade Sawyer

Aliases: Blade Cutter, Blade Sawing Machine Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Gem and Jewellery


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The task a Blade Sawyer is expected to perform include:

  • Cutting rough diamond using blade sawing machine
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • 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
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 10th standard passed
  • Certified training for Blade Sawyer (programme aligned to G&J/Q4403 released by Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • 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
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Not Applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Arch Academy of Design
  • Indian Diamond Institute (IDI)
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Not Applicable

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/CITSCourses/PM/CITS/CITSMachinistOAMT.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Trainee/ Blade Sawyer→Blade Sawyer Supervisor →Manager

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers - ₹ 8,000 per month
  • For candidates with 1/2 years’ experience - ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 12,000 per month
  • For candidates with over 2 years’ experience - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 25,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

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

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

KEYWORDS 
  • Blade Cutter
  • Blade Sawing Machine Operator
  • Diamond Processing
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8189.0405 Blade Sawyer
ISCO 2008 8189 Stationary Plant and Machine Operators Not Elsewhere Classified
NIC 2008 32112 Working of diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones including the working of industrial quality stones and synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones
QP Reference G&J/Q4404 Blade Sawyer
NSQF 3 NA
REFERENCES 
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Oral interview - A Gem and Jewellery expert with experience of 10 years
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