NY Diamond Grader Associate (Evening Shift)

  • Gemological Institute of America
  • Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
  • May 17, 2019
Full time Design Entry Level General Labor Inventory

Job Description

Work Schedule:    3:30 pm - 11:30 pm Monday through Friday

Hourly Rate:          $19.00 per hour (plus 10% evening shift differential)

Start Date:             July 8, 2019

Career Growth:     Promotion and commensurate pay increase within 18 months of hire if required professional development goals, including education, productivity and quality, are met.


  • We offer medical, dental and vision coverage and 401-K with company match
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, and casual dress code
  • We provide a paid meal period that is catered for the evening shift, onsite gym, yoga and massage days


Job Details:

  • Perform the initial examination of diamonds submitted to the GIA Laboratory for Diamond Grading Reports using a binocular microscope and tweezers
  • Identify and document clarity characteristics on a plot diagram, assign polish, symmetry, and clarity grades within the GIA Diamond Grading System
  • Participate in an intensive three month training period with hands-on individualized training
  • Learn GIA Laboratory policies, procedures, to document  pertinent data for GIA  Diamond Grading Reports
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of individuals;  deliver and receive constructive feedback
  • Must complete GIA Graduate Diamonds Program within 9 months of training start date (company paid)


Minimum experience or requirements: 

Education and Experience:

We encourage candidates in the following industries to apply: production, food/beverage hospitality, manufacturing, art/media/design, healthcare, science/biotech and more!

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university preferred with major in Earth Sciences (earth sciences, geology, chemistry, biology, physics).
  • One year working experience in a fast paced, structured and self-directed environment preferred.