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"Precision Etcher and Engraver, Hand or Machine"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Engrave or etch flat or curved metal, wood, rubber, or other materials by hand or machine for printing, identification, or decorative purposes. Includes etchers and engravers of both hard and soft metals or materials, and jewelry and seal engravers.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Precision Etcher and Engraver, Hand or Machine"

1) Engraves or cuts lettering, design, or characters in workpiece surface, using hand tools and engraving tool.

2) Sketches, traces, or scribes layout lines and design on workpiece, plates, dies, or rollers, using compass, scriber, graver, or pencil.

3) Determines machine settings and moves bars or levers to reproduce designs on rollers or plates.

4) Operates machine to engrave design into steel rollers or plates.

5) Trims precut designs or cuts around design to remove undesirable part, using graver.

6) Reviews sketches, diagrams, blueprints, or photographs to determine design to be cut or engraved.

7) Measures and computes dimensions of lettering, designs, or patterns to be engraved.

8) Prints proof or examines design to verify accuracy and reworks engraving as required.

9) Sketches original design or pattern for use in printing or engraving.

 

 

11) Casts male die from engraved female die for use in seals.

12) Positions and clamps workpiece, plate, or roller in holding fixture.


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13) Scrapes plate or die to remove imperfections and smooth surface.

14) Sharpens and forms cutting edge of gravers or cutter grinder.

15) Polishes and oils surface of plate or die, or brushes with acid proof paint.

Job Description for "Precision Etcher and Engraver, Hand or Machine" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  51-9194.01