Silk Screen Etcher

Etch lettering, trademarks, or designs through silk screen.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Silk Screen Etchers do?

Etches lettering, trademarks, or designs through silk screen onto metal objects, such as plates, jewelry, trophies, cutlery, and tools: Positions object to be etched on setup board. Places silk screen of specified design or lettering over object. Brushes specified acid solution through silk screen to etch design on object. Rinses workpiece in neutralizing solution after specified time to remove acid, or places it on conveyor which carries workpiece into bath. May brush acid resistant solution through screen and place workpiece into acid bath to etch pattern on unprotected surface.

Should I be a Silk Screen Etcher?

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: Hand Screen Printer, Jewelry or Silverware Etcher, Re Etcher, Retoucher, Screen Making Technician See More

    How to become a Silk Screen Etcher

    Most Silk Screen Etchers 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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