Automatic Engraver

Tend batteries of automatic engraving machines that inscribe on watches.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Engravers do?

Tends battery of automatic engraving machines that inscribe numerals and words on watch parts: Loads paddle manually with specified watch parts. Inserts paddle into machine and pulls lever to automatically secure paddle in position for scribing. Presses button to start machine operation and initiate engraving cycle. Inspects finished pieces to detect engraving faults, such as skips, incorrectly located engraving, and irregular cut, using loupe and location gauge.


Should I be an Automatic Engraver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Engraver, Automatic

    How to become an Automatic Engraver

    Automatic Engravers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Automatic Engraver-related education!
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