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

Knowledge

  • Engraving technologies

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

Skills

  • Use personal protection equipment

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

  • Engrave patterns

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

  • Use glass engraving tools

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

  • Manipulate glass

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.

  • Position engraving equipment

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

  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Ensure equipment availability

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

  • Determine quality of engraving

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

  • Ensure accurate engravings

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

  • Transpose designs to engravings

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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