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Job Description:

  • 1) Fabricates and repairs jewelry articles, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets, and lockets: Forms model of article from wax or metal, using carving tools.

  • 2) Places wax model in casting ring, and pours plaster into ring to form mold.

  • 3) Inserts plaster mold in furnace to melt wax.

  • 4) Casts metal model from plaster mold.

  • 5) Forms mold of sand or rubber from metal model for casting jewelry.

  • 6) Pours molten metal into mold, or operates centrifugal casting machine to cast article.

  • 7) Cuts, saws, files, and polishes article, using handtools and polishing wheel.

  • 8) Solders pieces of jewelry together, using soldering torch or iron.

  • 9) Enlarges or reduces size of rings by sawing through band, adding or removing metal, and soldering ends together.

  • 10) Repairs broken clasps, pins, rings, and other jewelry by soldering or replacing broken parts.

  • 11) Reshapes and restyles old jewelry, following designs or instructions, using handtools and machines, such as jeweler's lathe and drill.

  • 12) Smooths soldered joints and rough spots, using hand file and emery paper.

  • 13) May be designated according to metals fashioned as Goldsmith; Platinumsmith; Silversmith I.




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DOT:   700.281-010

Job Number: 5477