CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Adjust depths and sizes of cuts by adjusting heights of worktables, or by adjusting machine-arm gauges.
 
Engrave and print patterns, designs, etchings, trademarks, or lettering onto flat or curved surfaces of a wide variety of metal, glass, plastic, or paper items, using hand tools or hand-held power tools.
 
Position and clamp workpieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.
 
Determine machine settings, and move bars or levers to reproduce designs on rollers or plates.
 
Examine engraving for quality of cut, burrs, rough spots, and irregular or incomplete engraving.
 
Measure and compute dimensions of lettering, designs, or patterns to be engraved.
 
Start machines and lower cutting tools to beginning points on patterns.
 
Clean and polish engraved areas.
 
Examine sketches, diagrams, samples, blueprints, or photographs to decide how designs are to be etched, cut, or engraved onto workpieces.
 
Select and mount wheels and miters on lathes, and equip lathes with water to cool wheels and prevent dust when grinding glass.
 
Prepare etching chemicals according to formulas, diluting acid with water to obtain solutions of specified concentration.
 
Observe actions of cutting tools through microscopes and adjust stylus movement to ensure accurate reproduction.
 
Reduce artwork to be used, using reduction cameras.
 
Sandblast exposed areas of glass to cut designs in surfaces, using spray guns.
 
Set reduction scales to attain specified sizes of reproduction on workpieces, and set pantograph controls for required heights, depths, and widths of cuts.
 
Brush or smear abrasives on cutting wheels.
 
Neutralize workpieces to remove acid, wax, or enamel, using water, solvents, brushes, or specialized machines.
 
Inspect etched work for depth of etching, uniformity, and defects, using calibrated microscopes, gauges, fingers, or magnifying lenses.
 
Prepare workpieces for etching or engraving by cutting, sanding, cleaning, polishing, or treating them with wax, acid resist, lime, etching powder, or light-sensitive enamel.
 
Insert cutting tools or bits into machines and secure them with wrenches.
 
Print proofs or examine designs to verify accuracy of engraving, and rework engraving as required.
 
Transfer image to workpiece, using contact printer, pantograph stylus, silkscreen printing device, or stamp pad.
 
Sketch, trace, or scribe layout lines and designs on workpieces, plates, dies, or rollers, using compasses, scribers, gravers, or pencils.
 
Guide stylus over template, causing cutting tool to duplicate design or letters on workpiece.
 
Remove completed workpieces and place them in trays.
 
Carve designs and letters onto metal for transfer to other surfaces.
 
Remove wax or tape from etched glassware by using a stylus or knife, or by immersing ware in hot water.
 
Select and insert required templates into pattern frames beneath the stylus of a machine cutting tool or router.
 
Cut outlines of impressions with gravers, and remove excess material with knives.
 
Fill etched characters with opaque paste to improve readability.
 
Brush or wipe acid over engraving to darken or highlight inscriptions.
 
Expose workpieces to acid to develop etch patterns such as designs, lettering, or figures.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Acid Etch Operator
Block Engraver
Bowling Ball Engraver
Computer Engraver
Decorative Engraver Apprentice
Die Cutter
Die Maker
Dynamic Etching Processor
Electronic Engraver Operator
Embosser
Engraver
Engraving Patternmaker
Engraving Plate Maker
Engrosser
Etched Circuit Processor
Etcher
Glass Calibrator
Glass Decorator
Glass Engraver
Glass Etcher
Hand Engraver
Hand Engraver Apprentice
Hand Etcher
Hand Roller Engraver
Hand Screen Printer
Hand or Machine Precision Engraver
Hand or Machine Precision Etcher
Hard Metals Hand Engraver
Internal Carver
Jewelry Engraver
Jewelry or Silverware Etcher
Jogger Operator
Laser Engraver
Leaf Stamper
Lens Engraver
Letterer
Liner
Machine Engraver
Mechanical Engraver Operator
Metal Engraver
Metals Engraver
Mold Engraver
Mold Stamper
Music Engraver
Optical Glass Etcher
Pantograph Engraver
Pantograph Operator
Photo Engraver
Photochemical Etcher
Picture Engraver
Plastic Engraver
Plate Cutter
Plate Maker
Printer
Proof Plate Maker
Re Etcher
Retoucher
Roller Engraver
Roller Mechanic
Roller Repairer
Rotary Engraver
Rubber Engraver
Screen Making Technician
Seals Engraver
Show Card Letterer
Show Card Writer
Siderographer
Siderographist
Silk Screen Etcher
Silk Screen Processor
Sketch Maker
Soft Metals Hand Engraver
Steel Die Engraver
Steel Engraver
Stone Engraver
Textile Engraver
Transferrer
Wax Engraver
Wood Block Artist
Wood Engraver
Zinc Plate Cutter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine, Precision
 
 
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