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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT WITH MELANIE CASEY!

Please send cover letter, resumé and any other requested materials with the job title in the subject line to jobs@melaniecasey.com

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.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

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JOB TITLE: Jewelry Quality Assurance Assistant - Andover, MA

DEPARTMENT:  Manufacturing Support

REPORTS TO: Quality Control Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/2024

This is a full time on site position located in our Andover, MA studio. Hours are flexible between 8am-4pm EST with a 30 minute paid lunch. Pay is commensurate with experience, with an expected range of $20-$23/hour.  Benefits available to full-time employees include an employee discount, paid vacation, health insurance, and a retirement plan with matching. 

Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Inspect completed jewelry both by eye and with a microscope against established customer order details for correct date, product, metal color, finish, size, stone shape, ect. 
  • Identify structural and aesthetic issues and be able to communicate them to the bench jewelers.
  • Accurately document observations both in photographs and written form.
  • Track repetitive issues of quality to escalate as needed.
  • Compare finished jewelry to Spec Sheets and web listings and work with management to update Specs as needed.
  • Keep a clean and well organized work area.
  • Use appropriate protective (gloves/finger cots) and cleaning equipment to maintain jewelry in salable condition during the QC process.
  • Ensure timely and efficient movement of product through the QC process to maintain service levels.
  • Occasional research on manufacturing materials and processes.
  • Maintain accuracy of all tasks performed.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • At least 6 months of jewelry industry/bench experience is preferred.
  • Current industry knowledge of industry terms and applications.
  • working stone setting experience or knowledge.
  • Strong eye for detail, accuracy and precision a must.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to make decisive judgements then qualify and communicate reasoning clearly. 
  • Ability to manage processes. 
  • Self-motivated, timely, reliable.
  • Ability to triage and re-assess urgency of projects and workload throughout the day/week.
  • Strong working knowledge of G-Suite (Google products), specifically Sheets and Slides and Drive 
  • Be able to sit for extended periods.

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JOB TITLE: Bench Jeweler - Lexington, KY

DEPARTMENT: Production 

REPORTS TO: Onsite Jewelry Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/2024

Melanie Casey is seeking a detail-oriented bench jeweler with three or more years of professional experience in jewelry making/metalsmithing! This full-time position will be responsible for ring resizing, stone setting, earring post and necklace assembly, and bringing raw castings to a final polish. This position will be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week with optional overtime. Training is provided to guide Jewelers through the nuances of our product line.

This position is ideal for someone who wants to be in production jewelry as a long-term career, and will be able to take advantage of the combined years of business and jewelry-making experience at Melanie Casey. We are looking for patience, enthusiasm, and the willingness to go the extra mile to learn a new skill.

Our Lexington, KY studio Bench Jewelers are seated at a dedicated bench outfitted with a bench microscope to set diamonds and other gemstones ranging in size from .0025 to 5 carats. Besides bench scope, our jewelers are each outfitted with their own hand tools, torches, and fume extractors. Laser welders are shared amongst a handful of benches. 

Ideal candidates are meticulously detailed, love making jewelry, and enjoy participating in friendly studio life. Jewelers operate under minimal supervision and are capable of self-critiquing their own work with an inspector’s eye. 

Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Full time, onsite. Relocation assistance available.
  • Must be able to execute most products in our line and be willing to train on more complex pieces until fully mastered. 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.
  • 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 some fancy cuts with the ability to learn others quickly, and a lot of small melee prong settings. 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.
  • This role will not be required to cast, hand-fabricated 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 stone settings. This person should be capable of learning how to produce our entire product line with minimal instruction.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must have at least 3 years professional experience working in fine jewelry.
  • Degree or completed certificate in metalsmithing is required.
  • 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 complete two separate rounds of bench testing and demonstrate excellent communication skills throughout the hiring process. Testing may be conducted through the mail or in person. Bench testing scores determine pay rate.

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JOB TITLE: Bench Jeweler - Andover, MA

DEPARTMENT: Production 

REPORTS TO: Onsite Jewelry Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/2024

Melanie Casey is seeking a detail-oriented bench jeweler with one to three years of professional experience in jewelry making/metalsmithing! This full-time position will be responsible for ring resizing, stone setting, earring post and necklace assembly, and bringing raw castings to a final polish. This position will be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week with optional overtime. Training is provided to guide Jewelers through the nuances of our product line.

This position is ideal for someone who wants to be in production jewelry as a long-term career, and will be able to take advantage of the combined years of business and jewelry-making experience at Melanie Casey. We are looking for patience, enthusiasm, and the willingness to go the extra mile to learn a new skill.

Our Andover, MA studio Bench Jewelers are seated at a dedicated bench outfitted with a bench microscope to set diamonds and other gemstones ranging in size from .0025 to 1 carat. The larger, most valuable gems are set by our most advanced Jewelers, who also train and develop the skill set of those Jewelers on our team with less experience. Besides bench scope, our jewelers are each outfitted with their own hand tools, torches, and fume extractors. Laser welders are shared amongst a handful of benches. 

Ideal candidates are meticulously detailed, love making jewelry, and enjoy participating in friendly studio life. Jewelers operate under minimal supervision and are capable of self-critiquing their own work with an inspector’s eye. 

Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to execute most products in our line and be willing to train on more complex pieces until fully mastered. 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.
  • 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 some fancy cuts with the ability to learn others quickly, and a lot of small melee prong settings. 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.
  • This role will not be required to cast, hand-fabricated 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 stone settings. This person should be capable of learning how to produce our entire product line with minimal instruction.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must have at least 1-3 years professional experience working in fine jewelry.
  • Degree or completed certificate in metalsmithing is required.
  • 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. 

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JOB TITLE: Senior Master Bench Jeweler - Andover, MA

DEPARTMENT: Production 

REPORTS TO: Onsite Jewelry Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/2024

Melanie Casey is seeking a detail-oriented bench jeweler with five or more years of professional experience in jewelry making/metalsmithing! This full-time position is based in our beautiful Anover, MA studio. You will be responsible for advanced stone settings, supporting our quality control process, ring resizing, post and necklace assembly, and bringing raw castings to a final polish. This position will be Monday thru Friday, 40 hours per week with occasional overtime. This position is ideal for someone who wants to be in production jewelry as a long-term career, and will be able to take advantage of the combined years of business and jewelry-making experience at Melanie Casey. We are looking for patience, enthusiasm, and the willingness to go the extra mile to learn a new skill.

Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to execute all products in our line. Our full product line can be found at www.melaniecasey.com.
  • Must have a fine eye for detail in terms of jewelry inspection and repair.
  • 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.
  • The Senior Master Bench Jeweler, like all onsite jewelers, actively participates in the quality check process. This role has an additional level of responsibility working closely with other team members to document and provide specific feedback on finished jewelry, making corrections to pieces that did not meet the established standards, and completing our most challenging repairs.
  • 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 settings. 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.  This would include training materials in both written and video format. 
  • Understanding and Development of the process of benchwork and the ability to improve and expand on the process for business needs.
  • 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.
  • This role will not be required to cast, hand-fabricated from sheet, or design. 
  • The candidate should be an exacting quality-focused jeweler who has mastered working in gold, platinum, and advanced stone settings. This person should be capable of learning how to produce our entire product line with minimal instruction.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must have at least 5 years professional experience working in fine jewelry.
  • Degree or completed certificate in metalsmithing is required.
  • 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.

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        JOB TITLE: Master Bench Jeweler - Off-site Team 

        EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/2024

        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. Resumé

        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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             At Melanie Casey Jewelry, we value…

            integrity. We don't take shortcuts and we don't compromise. We uphold high standards and reliably make decisions that are in support of our standards.

            caretaking. “What will benefit our client most?” is the first question we ask when we make decisions. Extraordinary customer care is our first and most impactful priority, and we likewise care for our own team members with connectedness and joy.

            intentionality. Our designs are created intentionally, with every prong and accent diamond serving a purpose. Similarly, our interactions with each other and with our clients are done with intention, never haphazardly. 

            flexibility. The only constant is change. We are consistently flexible, pivot regularly, and hold "the way it's always been done" in contempt.

            innovation. Historical limitations placed on design, execution, and processes are obsolete. We never stop innovating and we seek new ways of doing things because creativity is not limited to design.

            accountability. We own our choices and actions, and take responsibility for the outcomes we produce without blaming external circumstances or other people.

            collaboration. We work together to find the best solutions.  We are open minded and ask questions, and we rely on combined knowledge to produce the best results.

            improvement. We are never satisfied with the status quo. We seek out new technologies and systems to improve efficiency and client experience.

            growth. Stagnation is not an option and we operate with a growth mindset in all we do. We provide an environment of professional development for our team and work to increase our presence in the fine jewelry industry.