Profession glass engraver

Glass engravers engrave lettering and ornamental designs onto glass articles, using engravers hand tools. They sketch and lay out the lettering and designs on the article, cut the design in the article and finish it.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Engraving technologies

    The characteristics of various materials and methods used to engrave something on a surface.


  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Determine quality of engraving

    Quality control of engravings and etchings; check for cuts, burns, rough spots and irregular or incomplete engraving.

  • Engrave patterns

    Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Use glass engraving tools

    Use engraving tools which use steel, stone or copper wheels according to the kind of glass or glassware.

  • Position engraving equipment

    Position and clamp work pieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Transpose designs to engravings

    Examine diagrams, sketches, blueprints and samples, and calculate how they are to be engraved onto work pieces.

  • Ensure accurate engravings

    Closely observe the actions of the mechanical cutting tools, resulting in a flawless engraving process.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Manipulate glass

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.

Optional knowledge and skills

inspect quality of products protect workpiece components from processing prepare workpieces for etching use abrasive wheel prepare workpieces for engraving maintain equipment supply machine select engraving templates consult technical resources inspect etched work sandcarving supply machine with appropriate tools operate engraving equipment lathe machine parts identify customer's needs compute engraving dimensions verify engraving accuracy set up the controller of a machine keep records of work progress monitor automated machines handle etching chemicals abrasive machining processes