Apply decorative enamels to jewelry articles.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Enamelers do?

Applies decorative enamel to jewelry articles, such as pins, earrings, insignia, and award medals, using handtools and electric oven: Cleans jewelry in baths of acid and water, and scrubs surfaces with brush. Mixes ground colored enamel and distilled water, according to specifications. Applies enamel of various colors to designated areas of jewelry to form specified design, using spatula or pick. Places metal tray containing jewelry in electric oven to melt and fuse enamel to jewelry. Immerses jewelry in baths of acid and water to remove oxide scale. Rubs enameled surfaces with abrasive stone to smooth and remove excess enamel. Reheats enamel in oven to produce luster.

Should I be an Enameler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Duller, Enamel Applier, Enamel Finisher, Enamel Sprayer I, Enamel Sprayer II, Jewelry Enameler

    How to become an Enameler

    Most Enamelers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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