Hand Etcher Helper

Assist Hand Etchers in etching designs on copper printing rollers.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Etcher Helpers do?

Assists ETCHER, HAND in etching designs on copper printing rollers: Trucks rollers from storage area to etching room. Inserts mandrel through roller and screws collar onto mandrel to hold roller in position. Assists ETCHER, HAND in lifting rollers onto machine brackets and in transferring rollers from one vat to another. Turns crank on mandrel to rotate rollers in rinsing and etching vats. Cleans solvent and acid-resistant coating from etched rollers by rubbing with sawdust or using absorbent cloth. Removes mandrel from etched rollers and trucks rollers to mending bench. Drains vats of spent etching solutions and performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Hand Etcher Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Etcher, Enameling, Etcher Helper, Hand, Glass-Etcher Helper, Pier Hand Helper

    How to become a Hand Etcher Helper

    Most Hand Etcher Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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