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Blade Sawyer – Diamond Processing

SECTOR: GEMS & JEWELLERY
SUB-SECTOR: Diamond processing
OCCUPATION: Rough cutting and sawing
REFERENCE ID: G&J/Q4403
ALIGNED TO: NCO-2015/NIL
Brief Job Description: The individual at work needs to cut the rough diamond
along the marking by fixing it on to a dop or pot, then slicing it using the blade
sawing machine. A blade sawing operator is responsible for delivering perfect
cut roughs in the stipulated time, while minimizing weight loss and breakage.
Also known as Blade Cutter or Blade Sawing Machine Operator, the blade
sawyer cuts rough diamonds using the blade sawing machine.
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have attention to details;
good eyesight; steady hands;ability to work in a process driven team; ability to
multitask; ability to work for long hours in standing position, and a lot of
patience.

Qualifications Pack For Blade Sawyer- Diamond Processing

Keywords /Terms Description
Sector Sector is a conglomeration of different business operations having similar
business and interests. It may also be defined as a distinct subset of the
economy whose components share similar characteristics and interests.
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and interests of its components.
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in an industry.
Job role Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organisation.
Occupational Standards
(OS)
OS specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve when
carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and
understanding they need to meet that standard consistently. Occupational
Standards are applicable both in the Indian and global contexts.
Performance Criteria Performance criteria are statements that together specify the standard of
performance required when carrying out a task.
National Occupational
Standards (OS)
NOS are occupational standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
Qualifications Pack (QP) QP comprises the set of OS, together with the educational, training and other
criteria required to perform a job role. A QP is assigned a unique qualifications
pack code.
Unit Code Unit code is a unique identifier for an Occupational Standard, which is denoted
by an ‘N’
Unit Title Unit title gives a clear overall statement about what the incumbent should be
able to do.
Description Description gives a short summary of the unit content. This would be helpful to
anyone searching on a database to verify that this is the appropriate OS they
are looking for.
Scope Scope is a set of statements specifying the range of variables that an individual
may have to deal with in carrying out the function which have a critical impact
on quality of performance required.
Knowledge and
Understanding
Knowledge and understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organisational specific knowledge that an
individual needs in order to perform to the required standard.
Organisational Context Organisational context includes the way the organisation is structured and how
it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers have of their
relevant areas of responsibility.
Technical Knowledge Technical knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish specific
designated responsibilities.
Core Skills/ Generic
Skills
Core skills or generic skills are a group of skills that are the key to learning and
working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work
environment. In the context of the OS, these include communication related
skills that are applicable to most job roles.

Keywords /Terms Description
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
NSQF National Skills Qualifications Framework
QP Qualifications Pack

Fix the rough diamond on dop or cassette or holder

Unit Code G&J/N4403
Unit Title
(Task) Fix the rough diamond on a dop or cassette or holder
Description This OS unit is about fixing rough diamond on dop / holder / cassette using adhesives,
levelling and aligning them as per the markings as a preparation for cutting on laser
machine or blade sawing
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Setting rough diamond in the holder
Maintaining productivity
Controlling defects
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Setting rough
diamond in the
holder
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. ensure accurate fixing of rough diamond on the dop as per the planned cut
PC2. ensure accurate alignment and levelling of the rough diamond as per marking
Maintaining
productivity
PC3. achieve the productivity in terms of carats or number of pieces as set by the
company
PC4. ensure Timely delivery for further processing
Controlling defects PC5. ensure no damage to the rough diamond is caused during the fixing process
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on quality and delivery standards, safety and hazards,
integrity and personnel management
KA2. Non–disclosure of “confidential information” provided by the company either
orally or in writing marked as confidential
KA3. Liability arising out of loss, theft, or inadvertent disclosure of confidential
information
KA4. Work flow involved in company’s product development process
KA5. Importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA6. Reporting structure
KA7. Issue return procedures followed by the company
B. Technical
Knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. Basic characteristics of a diamond
KB2. Accurate fixing of roughs on dop/holder/cassette as per planned cut
KB3. Heat requirements such as temperature andduration for different adhesives
KB4. Cleaning techniques of the rough using different chemicals and ultrasonic
cleaner
KB5. Potential work hazards
KB6. Various tools and machined to be used for the fixing process, its hazards and
maintenance
KB7. Use of magnifying camera with screen or an eye glass in order to check

Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. Fill requisition slip for ordering tools materials and consumables
SA2. Document broken and lost diamonds as per company policy
SA3. To document work done for status and performance appraisal
Reading Skills
SA4. To read descriptions on the diamond packets/ bags
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA5. To discuss task, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers and supervisors
SA6. To understand instructions and report problems such as:mismatch in rough
issued and received, problem with the planned cut which may lead to
breakage, unclear marking, defective or inadequate number of dops/ holders
/cassettes,inadequate quantity of consumable such as adhesives
SA7. To share work load as required
SA8. To assist others who require help
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB1. To make decisions pertaining to the order of fixing roughs in the cassette/dop
for cutting
SB2. To make decisions on use of different types of adhesives in different cases
Plan and Organize
SB3. To plan the work to improve productivity and quality of setting the rough
SB4. To plan and organize maintenance of tools and machines used
SB5. To plan for minimizing damage or loss of any diamond during the doping
process
Customer Centricity
N.A.
Problem Solving
SB6. To identify the factors such as quality of the glue/white cement, tools and
machines used, that contribute to the fixing of roughs
SB7. To identify immediate or temporary solutions to avoid delays
Analytical Thinking
N.A.
Critical Thinking
SB8. To spot process disruptions and delays

Unit Code G&J/N4405
Unit Title
(Task) Cut the rough diamond using a blade sawing machine
Description This OS unit is about cutting the rough diamond into smaller pieces as per the
markings so that inclusions are removed and maximum yield is achieved as per the
planned cut
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Operating the blade sawing machine
Maintaining the quality of cutting
Ensuring productivity
Controlling defects
Multitasking
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Operating the blade
sawing machine
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. ensure Accurate placment of the dop /stage on the machine
PC2. ensure Accurate alignment of blade edge with the marking for proper cut
PC3. regulate the airflow, provided to keep the blade/rough cool
Maintaining the
quality of cutting
PC4. ensure accurate cutting of the roughs along the markings
PC5. ensure accurate bagging and labelling of the roughs before returning
Ensuring productivity PC6. achieve the productivity in terms of carats or number of pieces as set by the
company
PC7. achieve timely delivery for further processing
PC8. maintain cycle time
Controlling defects PC9. assess that the marking is correct for the cut required
PC10. minimize damage, weight loss and breakage
PC11. ensure accurate assessing of the tension in the rough
Multitasking PC12. work on multiple machines at the same time
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: quality and delivery standards, safety and hazards,
integrity and personnel management
KA2. Non–disclosure of “confidential information” provided by the company either
orally or in writing marked as confidential
KA3. Liability arising out of loss, theft, or inadvertent disclosure of confidential
information
KA4. Work flow involved in company’s product development process
KA5. Importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA6. Reporting structure

KA7. Issue return procedures followed by the company
B. Technical
Knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. Shape, cut, clarity, carat, and physical characteristics of the diamond
KB2. Alignments for different cuts in a diamond
KB3. Tension in a diamond
KB4. Potential ways that may cause damage to a diamond
KB5. Potential work hazards, particularly, when using blade sawing machine
KB6. Blade sawing machine operations
KB7. Use of the tension machine
KB8. Types of inclusions in a diamond
KB9. Other techniques of cutting
KB10. Use of various scopes in diamond processing
KB11. Geometry to understand the angles and symmetry
KB12. Repair work
KB13. Uses of different types of tools and materials for different purposes and end
results
KB14. How to maintain and prepare the tools as per job requirement
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. To document work done for status and performance appraisal
SA2. To report diamond losses via documentation as per company policy
Reading Skills
SA3. To read descriptions on the diamond packets/ bags
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA4. To discuss task, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers and supervisors
SA5. To understand instructions and report problems
SA6. To share work load as required
SA7. To assist others who require help
SA8. To share knowledge with co-workers

B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB1. To decide if a particular rough must be cut along the marking provided
SB2. To determine what should be the order of the cut and which marking should
be cut first to avoid breakage
Plan and Organize
SB3. To plan and organize the schedule for maintaining tools and machines used
SB4. To plan the work to improve productivity and quality of sawing the rough
Customer Centricity
N.A.
Problem Solving
SB5. To rectify defects occurred in sawing
Analytical Thinking
SB6. To assess accuracy of the marking, alignment of doped rough
SB7. To identify solutions to avoid delays because of machine failure
Critical Thinking
SB8. To spot process disruptions and delays

Unit Code G&J/N9901
Unit Title
(Task) Coordinate with others
Description This OS unit is about communicating with colleagues, seniors and outside parties in
order to achieve the deliverables on schedule
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Interacting with supervisor
 Interacting with colleagues within and outside the department
 Interacting with outside parties
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Interacting with
supervisor
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. coordinate for receiving work instructions and raw materials from reporting
supervisor
PC2. communicate to the reporting supervisor about process flow improvements,
product defects received from previous process, repairs and maintenance of
tools and machinery as required
PC3. communicate to reporting supervisor about operation details and hazards
PC4. interact with supervisor regarding compliance of company policy and rules
Interacting with
colleagues within and
outside the
department
PC5. coordinate with colleagues to share work, as per the workload
PC6. communicate and discuss work flow related difficulties in order to find
solutions with mutual agreement
PC7. coordinate and receive feedback from quality control department
PC8. coordinate for putting team goals over individual goals
PC9. resolve conflicts by communicating with colleagues and other departments
PC10. coordinate with colleagues regarding multitasking in other departments with
requirements
Interacting with
outside parties
PC11. adhere to nondisclosure policy of the company in all outside coordination
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: preferred language of communication, reporting and
escalation policy, quality delivery standards, and personnel management
KA2. Company’s policies on non-disclosure of “confidential information” provided
by the company either orally or in writing marked as confidential
KA3. Liability arising out of loss, theft, or inadvertent disclosure of confidential
information
KA4. Reporting structure

B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. Various categories of people that one is required to communicate and
coordinate within the organization
KB2. Importance of effective communication in the workplace
KB3. Importance of teamwork in organization and individual success
KB4. Various components of effective communication
KB5. Key elements of active listening
KB6. Barriers to effective communication
KB7. Importance of avoiding casual expletives and unpleasant terms while
communicating professional circles
KB8. Common reasons for interpersonal conflict
KB9. Expressing and addressing grievances appropriately and effectively
KB10. What constitutes disciplined behavior for a working professional
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. Write instructions, remarks, job sheets, basic information, technical details
etc. in preferred local language of communication and English
Reading Skills
SA2. Read preferred language of communication as prescribed by the company
SA3. Read job sheets and interpret technical details mentioned in the job sheet
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA4. Discuss task lists, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers
SA5. Be a good listener
SA6. Be effective in communicating the issues faced to the supervisor
SA7. Avoid using jargon, slang or acronyms when communicating
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. Spot and communicate potential areas of disruptions to work process and
report the same
SB2. Report to supervisor and or to deal with a colleague individually, depending
on the type of concern
Plan and Organize
SB3. Collate information and communicate in a manner that is clear and
comprehensive to colleagues and supervisor

SB4. Convey accurate information to all internal as well as external customers (or
right information to right person)
Problem Solving
SB5. How to handle critical situations caused due to communication issues at
workplace and solve problems without blaming others
Analytical Thinking
SB6. Analyse the work processes by interacting with others and adopting best
practices
SB7. Use prior experience to observe and reflect for development of ideas
Critical Thinking
SB8. Think through the problem, evaluate the possible solution(s) and suggest an
optimum /best possible solution(s)
SB9. Deal with clients lacking the technical background to solve the problem on
their own
SB10. Spot process disruptions and delays, report and communicate with solutions
SB11. Identify immediate or temporary solutions to resolve delays
SB12. Apply, analyze, and evaluate the information gathered from observation,
experience, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to thought and action

Unit Code G&J/N9902
Unit Title
(Task) Maintain health and safety at workplace
Description This OS unit is about being aware of, communicating and taking steps towards
minimizing potential hazards and dangers of accidents on the job and maintaining
health and safety
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Health and safety in work area
Fire safety
Emergencies, rescue and first aid procedures
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Health and safety in
work area
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify and use appropriate protective clothing/equipment for specific tasks
and work
PC2. identify hazardous job activities in his/her job and communicate the possible
causes of risks or accidents in the workplace
PC3. carry out safe working practices while dealing with hazards to ensure safety
of self and others
PC4. identify and avoid doing any tasks or activities in a bad working position
PC5. practice appropriate working postures to minimise occupational health
related issues
Fire safety PC6. use the appropriate fire extinguishers on different types of fire
PC7. demonstrate rescue techniques applied during fire hazard
PC8. demonstrate good housekeeping in order to prevent fire hazards
PC9. demonstrate the correct use of any fire extinguisher
Emergencies, rescue
and first aid
procedures
PC10. administer appropriate first aid procedure to victims wherever required eg.in
case of bleeding, burns, choking, electric shock etc.
PC11. respond promptly and appropriately to an accident situation or medical
emergency
PC12. participate in emergency procedures such as raising alarm, safe evacuation,
correct means of escape, correct assembly point etc.
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: safety and hazards and personnel management
KA2. Names and location of documents that refer to health and safety in work
place
KA3. Reporting structure

B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. Meaning of “hazards” and risks
KB2. Health and safety hazards commonly present in the work place and related
precautions
KB3. Various dangers associate with use of electrical equipment
KB4. Preventative and remedial actions to be taken in case of exposure to toxic
material
KB5. Methods of accident prevention
KB6. How different chemicals react and what could be the danger from them
KB7. How to use machines and tools without any harm caused to the body
KB8. Importance of using protective clothing/ equipment while working
KB9. Precautionary activities to prevent the fire accident
KB10. Various causes of fire
KB11. Techniques of using different fire extinguishers
KB12. Different materials used for extinguishing fire
KB13. Rescue techniques applied during a fire hazard
KB14. Various types of safety signs and what they mean
KB15. Appropriate basic first aid treatment relevant to condition e.g. bleeding minor
burns eye injuries
KB16. Potential impact to a person who is moved incorrectly

Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
N.A.
Reading Skills
SA1. Read and comprehend basic content to read labels, charts, signage’s
SA2. Read and comprehend basic English to read manuals of operations
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA3. Effectively communicate the risk of not following safety measures
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. Report potential sources of danger
SB2. Follow the relevant prescribed procedure in the event of an accident
SB3. Wear appropriate safety gear to avoid an accident
Plan and Organize
SB4. Learn from past mistakes regarding use of hazardous machines or chemicals

N. A.
Problem Solving
SB5. Adhere to and guide others to follow prescribed procedures related to health
and safety
Analytical Thinking
SB6. Analyse untoward incidents from the past and implement correct use of
machines, tools or hazardous chemicals
Critical Thinking
SB7. Critically analyse the processes carried out by self and by colleagues in the
department to spot potential hazards and safety issues

Criteria For Assessment Of Trainees

Job Role Blade Sawyer – Diamond Processing
Qualification Pack G&J/Q4403
Sector Skill Council Gem & Jewellery
Guidelines for Assessment

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance
    Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of
    marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC.
  2. The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  3. Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option
    NOS/set of NOS.
  4. Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each
    examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below).
  5. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each
    examination/training center based on this criterion.
  6. To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks to successfully
    clear the assessment.
  7. In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack.