Engravers cut letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.
Duties & Tasks
Engravers may perform the following tasks:lay out lettering or designs on objects by sketching on paper or in powder on the objects to be engraved
mark outlines of designs using scribers, mount objects in vices and cut designs with engraving tools
clean and polish engraved areas
sketch original designs, or copy sketches or photographs
brush powder or solutions onto surfaces of dies or plates that imprint designs
use acid etching to produce photographic images onto metals
use pantographs to enlarge or reduce designs
operate engraving machines to cut standard designs.
enjoy artistic and creative work
able to do accurate and detailed work
good eyesight (may be corrected)
good hand-eye coordination
aptitude for working with computers
good at spelling.