Machine Etcher

Tend equipment that etch trade names on razor blades.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Etchers do?

Tends equipment that etches trade name on razor blades: Positions roll of blade steel on etching machine reel and threads steel through feed and etching rollers to cutting die. Fills acid and water fountains that feed etching rollers and wash acid from steel after etching. Lights gas burner in drying chamber and starts machine. Observes discharge of blades into hopper, and stops machine when hopper is full.

Should I be a Machine 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Aperture-Mask Etcher, Etcher, Aircraft, Etcher, Machine

    How to become a Machine Etcher

    Machine 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 Machine Etcher-related education!
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