Design Inserter

Tend equipment that inlay glass, metal, and plastic figures into products.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Design Inserters do?

Tends equipment that inlays glass, metal, and plastic figures into pocket knives, money clips, key cases, gearshift balls, and other products: Places product in gas furnace to soften it. Removes product from furnace, using tongs. Places article on machine and depresses pedal to lower ram that indents surface of article. Inserts figure into surface indentation of article by hand or by machine. May tend machine that stamps design on face of article. May be designated according to kind of substance inlaid as Inlayer, Silver.


Should I be a Design Inserter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Design Inserter

    Design Inserters 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 Design Inserter-related education!
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