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We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

   

Master Bench Jeweler - Off-Site Team

Join our talented team of bench jewelers from anywhere in the USA! After years of receiving messages from talented jewelers from across the country who wished they could apply for our open positions but were unable to relocate, we finally have an answer. We are hiring a team of off-site jewelers to work for us from home! 

Jewelers who accept this position will need to be comfortable communicating via email, with limited training and oversight. Ideal candidates require a careful, measured attention to detail, as each piece must pass our rigorous inspection process. Offsite jewelers must operate under minimal supervision and be capable of self-critiquing their own work with an inspector’s eye. 

Our offsite jewelers enjoy the following perks: 

  • Set your own schedule 
  • As an independent contractor, you get to be your own boss
  • Have your questions answered by our fabulous onsite team who are dedicated to excellence in jewelry making, team work, and communication
  • Keep the gold scrap from working on our product
  • Upon completion of our onboarding period, you will be eligible for a significant quality bonus. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Must be able to execute all products in our line. Our full product line can be found at www.melaniecasey.com.
  • Must have the ability to bring a raw casting through to the final perfect product, ready to deliver to our clients. This process includes cast cleaning, sizing, stone setting, polishing, and quality checks.
  • Setting: we use the Leica A60 microscope in our shop and recommend candidates use a bench microscope outfit in their shop
  • Ring sizing: exact “spot-on” sizing up and down of our delicate 1.2mm ring bands
  • Polishing: carefully executing a bright mirror finish without reducing the metal or prong material on our delicate pieces
  • Earring post assembly that is centered and straight
  • Stone setting: prong-set round and fancy cuts, and a lot of small melee prong setting. All stones must be tight, straight, and without any shifting whatsoever. Please note that many of our designs feature two prong settings which are particularly unforgiving to set.  
  • Ability to be extremely critical of your work and able to perform self-quality checks.
  • Excellent written communication skills are required for this role. You must be able to communicate with our in-house team regarding quality, questions, and anything that needs further attention on every work order.
  • Use our Specifications sheets to achieve optimal results.
  • A willingness to learn the Melanie Casey way of doing things so that we can achieve consistent results across all of our jewelers.
  • Access to a laser welder is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • This role will not be required to cast, hand-fabricate from sheet, or design. This role will exclusively make finished jewelry from a casting.
  • The candidate should be an exacting quality-focused jeweler who has mastered working in gold and advanced stone setting. This person should be capable of learning how to produce our entire product line with minimal instruction.

The Details:

  • This is an independent contractor position. Benefits will not be offered and you will receive a 1099.
  • Pay is based on a piece-rate with access to a regular and significant quality bonus after the completion of our bootcamp period. 
  • During our onboarding period, we will work closely with our jewelers to provide frequent, detailed, and specific feedback on finished work.
  • We work exclusively in 14k gold and 950 platinum. As part of compensation, this team member will be able to keep and refine all scrap metals.
  • Our off-site jewelers will be required to purchase and maintain their own bench and tools. Tools and materials costs will not be refunded. The contractor is responsible for purchasing their own bench equipment such as solder, flux, gas, and any flex-shaft tools including polishing and sanding mandrels. We will supply the castings, findings, gold wire for resizing, and all diamonds and gemstones.
  • Shipping costs to and from the off-site jeweler will be at the expense of Melanie Casey Jewelry.
  • Our off-site jewelers must be located in the continental USA.
  • This role will require a commitment that is equivalent to a full-time job. Our contractor does have a manager and is treated as part of our team. This is not a part-time commitment that can be accomplished on weekends.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Must have professional experience working in fine jewelry.
  • Degree or completed certificate in metalsmithing is required.
  • Candidates must be located in the USA, with access to a computer and dependable WiFi. 
  • Candidates must be able to ship and receive fine jewelry deliveries.
  • Must have a bench with a flex shaft and torch in your studio.
  • Self-driven and organized.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Must have a long-term commitment to this position.
  • Background checks and reference calls will be completed prior to acceptance for this position.
  • We do require candidates to pass a bench test to demonstrate proficiency in the listed required skills. To secure the position, candidates must ace all three rounds of bench testing and demonstrate excellent communication skills throughout the hiring process. This will be conducted through the mail.

Due to the limitations of training off-site staff, all applicants must be able to work independently and without oversight. If you are looking for a more robust opportunity with lots of training in things like stone setting, please apply to our full-time Bench Jeweler role in our Massachusetts-based manufacturing facility!

When applying, include the following:

1. Resume

2. Portfolio: This must include photos or links to recent work you personally executed and an explanation of what work you did for each example. (If photos are not provided, we will not consider your application.)

3. Cover Letter: Tell us about your work experience, skillset, and why you would make a great member of our off-site jeweler team!

Applications that are missing any of these three elements will not be considered. 

We ask that you do not reach out via phone calls or messages over social media, as they will not be received by the proper department.

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