Diamond Grader/research & Development Associate
Hired to analyze, identify, assess, plot, evaluate, re-evaluate, and quality grade faceted diamonds according to established industry and laboratory standards. Later chosen to perform a variety of additional tasks in various departments, including R&D and Advanced Instruments Division, to build the company's tool set and ensure its growth and success.
- Perform a variety of R&D functions, including testing to identify synthetic and simulant gemstones; beta testing and troubleshooting AGS' proprietary software; fine-tuning scientific instruments; developing methodologies; and testing, integrating, and evaluating new software builds with IT.
- Tapped among peers to sell AGS Advanced Instrument Division's gemological devices, including handling repair requests and fielding client questions regarding AGS' product line.
- Represent the company brand to AGS members in person at industry trade shows as well as via oral and written communications.
- Train employees, document processes, oversee the implementation of new systems solutions, assist other departments, and complete rigorous training and certification programs as needed.