Profession laser marking machine operator

Laser marking machine operators set up and tend laser marking or engraving machines designed to precisely carve a design in the surface of a metal workpiece by use of a moving controller and an engraving laser beam point attached to it that traces patterns on the metal workpiece's surface. They make adjustments to the machine in terms of laser beam intensity, direction and speed of movement. They also ensure the laser table, used to perform laser machine engravings on and guides the laser beam, is properly set up.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Laser types

    The various types of lasers, their specific qualities and their applications, such as for cutting, engraving, welding, and others.

  • Laser engraving methods

    The various engraving methods emplying lasers to make incisions, such as the X-Y table method, the cylindrical workpiece method, the galvo mirrors method, and others.

Skills

  • Tend laser marking machine

    Tend a machine designed to mark and engrave metal or plastic pieces by use of a laser beam exuding a concentrated heat source, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Ensure necessary ventilation in machining

    Turn on the ventilation systems, such as a vacuum pump or blower, of a manufacturing machine in order to remove noxious fumes, smoke, dust, or for other removal of debris from the surface of the workpiece.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Apply precision metalworking techniques

    Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.

Optional knowledge and skills

geometry ferrous metal processing engraving technologies non-ferrous metal processing dispose of cutting waste material manufacturing of light metal packaging precious metal processing perform machine maintenance consult technical resources record production data for quality control manufacturing of cutlery manufacturing of weapons and ammunition manufacturing of metal household articles types of metal manufacturing processes provide advice to technicians keep records of work progress laser marking processes manufacturing of door furniture from metal inspect quality of products