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(CAD)Designer

Aliases: Jewellery Designer

Industry/Sector(s): Gem and Jewellery


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The task a Designer(CAD) is expected to perform include:

  • Creating a range of basic jewellery design by hand, using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software
  • Produce a range of 3 dimensional (3D) jewellery designs that are practical for manufacturing
  • Provide detailed information regarding the dimensions, materials, manufacturing specifications, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • It is a desk 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.
  • Most designers are free lancers.
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Yes

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably 12th standard pass
  • Training in computer operations is required
  • Certified training for Designer (CAD) (programme aligned to G&J/Q 2303 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Understanding of the technical drawings of jewellery shapes
  • Knowledge of computers and software such as MS office, internet etc.
  • Knowledge of the different categories of jewellery e.g. rings, bracelets etc.
  • Knowledge of regional specialities of jewellery
  • Knowledge of the different types of diamonds and gemstones, colours, cuts, shapes
  • Knowledge of the different settings in jewellery
  • Understanding of design utility in terms of daily wear, occasional wear etc.
  • Ability to use drawing stationary and measuring tools such as pencil, eraser, scale, set squares, compass, different type of papers, tracing sheets, etc.
  • Ability to draw clear sketches, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drawing stationary
  • Ability to provide accurate information and data on the overall dimensions of diamonds and stones in terms of number, size and type
  • Ability to stay well informed and up to date on the latest software and design tools for jewellery
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing process of jewellery
  • Creative flare for design
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ)
  • Indian Diamond Institute 
  • Asiatic Centre of Gemological Services
  • Gemmological Institue of India
  • GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pearl Academy 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Designer (CAD) →Supervisor→Head Designer

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers - ₹ 5,000 - ₹ 7,000 per month
  • For candidates with 1/2 years’ experience - ₹ 10,000 - ₹ 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Prior experience in the role is preferred
  • Freshers will be provided with training
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Jewellery manufacturing units 
  • Retail jewellery stores
KEYWORDS 
  • Designer (CAD)
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Jewellery CAD Designer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2166.0401 Designer (CAD)
ISCO 2008 2166 Graphic and Multimedia Designers
NIC 2004 32111 Manufacture of jewellery of gold, silver and other precious or base metals clad with precious metals or precious or semi-precious stones, or of combinations of precious metal and precious or semi-precious stones or of other materials
QP Reference G&J/Q2303 Designer(CAD)
NSQF12 Level 4 Will be updated
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