Pantograph Engraver II

Engrave specified characters on metal blanks of articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pantograph Engraver IIs do?

Engraves specified characters on metal blanks of articles, such as trophies, trays, badges, and plaques, according to work order: Positions and locks blank metal plate in holding fixture beneath rotary cutting tool. Selects specified lettering template and places template beneath stylus attached to machine cutting tool. Turns knob on machine to set reduction scale to obtain required reproduction ratio on metal plate. Starts machine and guides stylus over template, causing cutting tool to simultaneously duplicate characters on metal plate. Cleans chips from metal plate, using airhose. Examines engraving for quality of cut, burrs, and rough spots. May increase or decrease depth of cut by adjusting height of worktable. May wipe acid over engraving to darken or highlight inscription. May assemble trophies, using wood base, bolts, and wrench.

Should I be a Pantograph Engraver II?

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

  • Also known as: Engraver, Pantograph II

    How to become a Pantograph Engraver II

    Most Pantograph Engraver IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Master's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9uaaaa&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2825%25%29|||master%27s+%281%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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