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Jewelry Silver - Occupations Duties

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Arborer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Form ring blank into circular shape, using ring mandrel rawhide mallet
  • File ends of ring blank smooth and square places blank in ring bending device
  • Pull lever to bend blank into semicircle
  • Place blank on mandrel hammers blank into circular shape, using rawhide mallet
  • Slide ring over sizing measuring mandrel to verify conformity to specifications.

Artificial pearl Maker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Dips glass beads in solution of pearl lacquer to make pearls
  • Stick beads on pins or toothpicks mounts them on wooden blocks
  • Sets blocks in device that dips beads in solution
  • Cuts pearls off pins with knife
  • May finish pearls by applying glue, stringing on thread, and linking together.

Assembler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble jewelry, like rings, lockets, bracelets, brooches, and watchcases, using pliers, screwdriver, and jewelers hammer
  • May be designated according to type of product assembled as Bracelet Maker, Novelty jewelry-silver. , Brooch Maker, Novelty jewelry-silver. .

Baker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend electric oven that fuses enamel onto metal jewelry parts
  • Sets controls to heat oven to specified temperature
  • Place tray or rack containing jewelry parts, on which liquid or powder enamel has been applied, in oven
  • Remove tray or rack from oven after prescribed period, using tongs, and allows enameled parts to cool
  • May determine when settings are sufficiently heated by observing color of enamel
  • May anneal jewelry parts by heating them in oven to soften metal preparatory to forming shaping them.

Bead Maker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Make glass beads and decorative jewelry findings, like petals leaves
  • Melt end of solid glass rod, using gas burner
  • Pick up small globule of molten glass on end of metal wire & twirls wire until sphere is formed to make solid bead, or rolls globule of glass in groove of block of hard wood to form bead of correct diameter contour
  • To make solid decorative findings, flattens globule into disk with spatula, and shapes disk by twisting elongating it with pliers, or shapes disk in specially setup embossing dies in handpress
  • To make hollow glass articles, picks up globule of molten glass with blowpipe and inflates it to size of sample article by blowing into pipe or inflates globule to half-size of finished article places it in metal mold, inflating it fully so that glass will assume shape of mold cavity
  • Cool and solidifies glass article by holding it over jet of compressed air, or dips article into water to cool solidify glass
  • May shape heated rods into novelty items, like fish, boats, and pins, and be designated Glass-Novelty Maker glass prod. .

Bead Stringer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • String bead necklaces on wire or thread
  • Count number of beads in necklace
  • Clean beads in soap water or other cleaning solution
  • Sort beads according to size, color, or original pattern
  • Guide needle through hole in beads strings them into necklace of graduated or uniform sized beads
  • Ties knot in thread or bends wire attaches fastener
  • May be designated according to type of beads strung as Pearl Stringer jewelry-silver.
  • May restring bead necklaces on wire or thread.

Bench Hand Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Prepare jewelry findings for subsequent soldering operations
  • Position jewelry article on nonflammable work surface, like asbestos board or pan of crushed emery stone
  • Select findings positions them on jewelry article, using tweezers
  • Place particle of solder charge at junction of jewelry article finding, using brush or pick.

Bench Hand Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts out, files, and solders parts for jewelry articles, like bracelets, brooches, emblems, and rings, performing any combination of following tasks
  • Cuts out parts, using power saw or handsaw
  • Shape, trims and smooths parts, using files
  • Join parts together, using solder torch
  • May bend ring settings brooch clasps, using pliers
  • May assemble finished parts of jewelry articles.

Bench Molder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cast metal molds to form jewelry articles
  • Form plaster mold of model
  • Build sand mold in flask, using plaster mold as pattern
  • Place flask in furnace or heats flask with blowtorch to dry harden sand mold
  • Remove plaster mold from flask
  • Melt metal in crucible or furnace, and pours molten metal into channel of sand mold to cast metal mold
  • Open flask removes metal mold when metal has hardened, using pliers or tongs.

Bench Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts out, files, and solders parts for jewelry articles, like bracelets, brooches, emblems, and rings, performing any combination of following tasks
  • Cuts out parts, using power saw or handsaw
  • Shape, trims and smooths parts, using files
  • Join parts together, using solder torch
  • May bend ring settings brooch clasps, using pliers
  • May assemble finished parts of jewelry articles.



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