Staff Gemologist at Blue Nile

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Description
Blue Nile is a company of doers and everyone does their part to make the customer experience perfect. Far from a cog in a machine, the company's structure can make you highly visible and offers the ability to learn, try new things, and see the impact of your work - regardless of level.
This role presents an outstanding opportunity to work hands-on with our product and learn about the quality control process of a successful and growing online retailer. Generous benefits and relocation assistance available.
Staff Gemologist
Key Responsibilities:
  • Inspect incoming jewelry receipts, loose diamonds and customized build-your-own product against company quality assurance standards
  • Work close with the QA leadership and our Merchandise Team to review and process customer orders and receipts quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure all products meet Blue Nile's industry leading quality standards
  • Perform light appraisal work
  • Reconcile and accept product into inventory system
  • Inspect and problem-solve customer returns and defective product
  • Communicate findings to quality manager, vendor, buying team and diamond and jewelry consultants as appropriate
  • Contribute to Blue Nile's industry leading accuracy and on-time shipping performance

Education & Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • GIA Graduate Diamond Diploma required
  • GIA Graduate Gemologist Diploma preferred
  • Quality control experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Results oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to use magnifying devices such as microscopes, etc.

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work seasonal mandatory overtime including early start times, holidays, weekends, etc.
  • Must be US Citizen
  • This job is performed on-site in Seattle, WA

What we offer: Blue Nile contributes 100% of the employee premiums for Medical/Vision, Dental and a significant portion of premiums for your dependents. Relocation assistance provided.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
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  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
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    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in the city of Bellevue close to multiple freeways, transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Blue Nile Benefits Overview

Here at Blue Nile, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package to attain the best people. We recognize the value of our employees as our greatest resource.

Health Benefits include 100% Company Paid Medical/Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and generous subsidies for family members, 100% Company Paid Short-Term, Long-Term, Life/AD&D Insurance for employees, Employee Assistance Program and Domestic Partner Benefits.

Financial Benefits include a 401K Retirement Savings Plan with employer match, Incentive & Bonus Plans, Generous time off programs with up to over 5 weeks of combined vacation, sick and paid holidays, Transportation & Home Office Allowance, Substantial Employee and Family Discounts and an Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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