Les Olson Jewelers – Bench Jeweler/ Apprentice Requirements
Since 1980, Les Olson Jewelers has built its name by pushing the limits of what custom jewelry can be. With forward thinking and the mindset that nothing is impossible, Les Olson Jewelers empowers its employees to push the limits of their imaginations to create a one of a kind jewelry buying experience that only a small studio can. We treat our customers like they are guests in our own home. Employees must constantly learn and evolve their skills to meet the demand of an every changing market. Along with repairing and appraising, we design custom jewelry, print resin models, cast precious metals, set precious stones and finish all custom jewelry in our Palm Harbor studio. We embrace the do it yourself attitude. We believe that if we can’t do it nobody can. We are designers and manufacturers at heart and deliver a unique experience that you can only get from a small independent jewelry design studio.
Our jewelers are encouraged to be the best version of themselves while representing the Les Olson Jewelers brand. A bench jeweler/apprentice is responsible for working under the direction of a senior jeweler with the goal of learning the trade. All jewelers must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. We encourage all jewelers to grow their knowledge of the jewelry industry through continuing education. At Les Olson Jewelers the learning never stops.
Repairs: A bench jeweler/apprentice is responsible for completing repairs at the direction of a senior jeweler.
Tasks include, chain repair, ring sizing, prong replacement, polishing, plating, laser welding, investing, casting, engraving, stone setting, metal fabrication, and more.
•Basic knowledge of precious metals and gemstones
•Must be able to work flexible hours
•Self-motivated and eager to learn
•Artistic and creative
•High School diploma
•Must be a U.S. citizen
•Previous jewelry experience
•Advanced knowledge of precious metals and gemstones
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $13.00 – $18.00 per hour