Hoover & Strong is a 108 year-old, family-owned jewelry manufacturer and refiner. We cater to the jewelry industry by manufacturing over 30,000 eco-friendly and responsibly sourced jewelry products, all made in the USA. Our products and services include jewelry, contract casting, findings, mill products, and eco-friendly metal refining.

Five generations of Hoover leadership, along with a team of over 125 enthusiastic and dedicated coworkers have created a progressive, family-oriented work environment that encourages personal growth, the sharing of creative ideas and responsible practices. Our work ethic is strong and we strive for excellence and innovation in everything that we do. Providing high quality products and professional services is our passion and we do it all in a casual, non-corporate atmosphere with respect and appreciation for one another. Make a difference in YOUR life and become a part of the Hoover family!


Position Overview: The Stone Setter/ Bench Jeweler sets precious, semi-precious and ornamental stones in all types of settings; fabricates, assembles, and repairs jewelry.

Starting Hourly Rate: $19 – $23 based on experience

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Stone Setter (60%):

•Sets stones in rings, earrings, bracelets and other jeweled items in a variety of settings, including pave, prong setting, channel settings, cathedral, etc.
•Positions stone in setting and fixes in place by pressing prongs around the stone, raising metal around the stone or by tapping edges of setting with setting tool and hammer.
•Examines union of stone and setting using magnifying glass.
•Accurate daily accounting and reporting of tasks, parts, and metal inventory.
•Ability to use laser and hand tools; vise, chisel, cutting and filing, preparatory drilling for stones.
•Maintain a clean, safe work area with reasonable maintenance of tools & equipment.
•Other duties as assigned

Bench Jeweler (40%):

•Fabricate, assemble and repair jewelry, including rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
•Cuts, saws, files, solders and polishes article using hand tools and polishing wheel.
•Enlarges or reduces size of rings.

Knowledge and Skills:

•Minimum of 3-5 years experience in jewelry setting.
•Experience working with all types of metals (14k,18k, Platinum, Silver etc.)
•Experience in a manufacturing/production environment highly preferred.
•Be able to follow instructions and work from design, CAD or hand-drawn.
•Can train additional setters in techniques, proper tool usage and quality compliance expectations.
•Ability to sit for long periods of time, to concentrate and to be able to do repetitive work.
•Good verbal communication skills.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

•Medical and Dental Insurance; Vision Program
•401K & Profit Sharing
•Paid Time Off and Nine Paid Holidays
•Tuition Reimbursement
•Life Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
•Pre-Taxed Flex Spending Medical Program and Child Care Reimbursement
•Cookouts, Holiday Festivities and Random Employee Appreciation Celebrations

All candidates must pass a pre-employment Background Check, Credit, Criminal and Drug Screen

All applicants must complete the online application at careers.hooverandstrong.com or find us on Indeed.com. We cannot accept resumes without the online application. When applying, please include your salary requirements. We are an EEO/M/F/D/V.



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