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Jewellers and related workers

OaSIS code 62202.01

Jewellers and workers in related occupations fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery.

Overview

Also known as

  • Gem cutter

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Fabricate and repair precious and semi-precious metal jewellery, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and lockets
  • Examine, cut, shape and polish diamonds using optical instruments, lathes and laps
  • Examine, cut, shape and polish precious and synthetic gems using optical instruments, cutting disks and laps
  • Appraise gemstones and diamonds to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens and to detect peculiarity affecting stone values
  • Set precious and semi-precious stones in jewellery mountings, according to specifications
  • May supervise other jewellers.

Additional information

  • Mobility is possible among the various jewellery occupations in this unit group.
  • There is little mobility between the jewellery occupations and the watch repairers in this unit group.
  • Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Jewellery assembler (in 94219.01 Product assemblers and finishers)
  • Goldsmith; Silversmith (in 53124.03 Metal art workers)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

62 – Retail sales and service supervisors and specialized occupations in sales and services

Sub-major group

622 – Specialized services occupations

Minor group

6220 – Specialized occupations in services

Unit group

62202 – Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations

Occupational profile

62202.01 – Jewellers and related workers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Selling or Influencing Others
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Controlling Machines and Processes
3 - Moderate Level
Developing Technical Instructions
3 - Moderate Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
2 - Once a month or more but not every week

Workplaces/employers

  • Jewellery manufacturers
  • Jewellery repair shops
  • Jewellery retail stores
  • Self-employment

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
5 - Highest Level
Colour Perception
5 - Highest Level
Control of Settings
5 - Highest Level
Finger Dexterity
5 - Highest Level
Manual Dexterity
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Quality Control Testing
4 - High Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Financial Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Material Resources
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Creativity
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important