Electrolytic Etcher

Tend equipment that electrolytically etch markings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrolytic Etchers do?

Tends equipment that electrolytically etches markings, such as insignias, trademarks, and part numbers on metal articles: Turns switches on power control unit to allow flow of electric current through electrolytic solution in tank. Positions workpiece on stencil and against contact strip to complete electric circuit. Places workpiece in electrolytic solution that etches stencil markings on metal. Removes workpiece from solution, after specified time, and sprays workpiece with water to remove acid. Immerses workpiece in rust preventive solution.


Should I be an Electrolytic Etcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Etcher, Electrolytic

    How to become an Electrolytic Etcher

    Electrolytic Etchers 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 Electrolytic Etcher-related education!
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