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Career Details :: Pantograph Engravers
Affix identifying information onto a variety of materials and products, using engraving machines or equipment.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Observes action of cutting tool through microscope, and adjusts movement of stylus to ensure accurate reproduction.
- Positions and secures work piece, such as nameplate, stamp, seal, badge, trophy, or bowling ball, in holding fixture, using measuring instruments.
- Sets reduction scale to obtain required reproduction ratio on workpiece.
- Sharpens cutting tools on cutter grinder.
- Selects and inserts letter or design template beneath stylus attached to machine cutting tool or router, according to work order.
- Verifies conformance to specifications, using micrometers and calipers.
- Inserts cutting tool or bit into machine and secures with wrench.
- Starts machine and guides stylus over template, causing cutting tool to simultaneously duplicate design or letters on workpiece.
- Examines engraving for quality of cut, burrs, rough spots, and irregular or incomplete engraving.
- Adjusts depth and size of cut by adjusting height of worktable or adjusting gauge on machine arms.
- Sets stylus at beginning of pattern.
- Brushes acid over designated engraving to darken or highlight inscription.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Product Inspection
- Operation and Control
- Equipment Selection
- Operation Monitoring
- Equipment Maintenance
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done