Profession stone engraver

Stone engravers use hand tools, machines and chemical products to etch and carve patterns and inscriptions on stone surfaces.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of engraving needles

    Various types of needles used for engraving, their qualities and their applications.

  • Types of engraving stone

    Different types of stone suitable for engraving. The appearance, cost and usual applications of each type, and their properties relevant to the engraving process.

Skills

  • Inspect stone surface

    Inspect the surface of the stone to identify any uneven areas.

  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Prepare workpieces for etching

    Prepare mechanical tools and work pieces for etching by polishing their surface and bevelling the work piece to remove sharp edges. Polishing is done using different sandpapers and sand films which are applied and vary from rough to very fine ones.

  • Position engraving equipment

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

  • Engrave patterns

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

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Prepare workpieces for engraving

    Prepare mechanical tools and workpieces for engraving by polishing their surface and bevelling the workpiece to remove sharp edges. Polishing is done using different sandpapers and sand films which applied from rougher ones to very fine ones.

  • Operate engraving equipment

    Operate mechanical engraving tools and machines, set controls of cutting tools. Make adjustments if necessary.

  • Adjust properties of cut

    Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.

  • Wash stone

    Wash the stone chips obtained while drilling, by using water hose.

  • Cool workpiece

    Cool down the workpiece to keep it safe and comfortable to work with. Cooling a workpiece with water has the added benefit of removing dust and debris.

  • Sketch designs on workpieces

    Sketch or scribe layouts and designs on workpieces, plates, dies or rollers. Use compasses, scribers, gravers, pencils, etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

remove processed workpiece supply machine with appropriate tools polish stone surfaces set up the controller of a machine post-process stone workpiece identify customer's needs perform test run pack stone products transpose designs to engravings operate forklift engraving technologies remove inadequate workpieces quality and cycle time optimisation report defective manufacturing materials supply machine program a cnc controller maintain engraving equipment inspect quality of products keep records of work progress use painting techniques determine quality of engraving troubleshoot consult technical resources