Scribing Machine Operator

Tend machines that inscribe graduations in metal surface of tools.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Scribing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that inscribes graduations in metal surface of measuring tools, such as carpenter’s steel squares and rules, and machinist’s scales: Slides workpiece into spring clamp on machine carriage. Starts machine that scribes graduations along length of tool by automatic indexing of multiple scribing points or cutters. Removes scribed tool at end of cycle and examines and compares it with master scale to verify legibility and accuracy of graduations.


Should I be a Scribing Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Die-Sinking-Machine Operator, Machine Shop Foreman, Scalping Machine Operator, Skid-Machine Operator

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