Lay out or trace letterings and designs on surface of marble and granite.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tracers do?

Lays out or traces lettering and designs on surface of marble and granite to prepare stone for cutting, using any of following methods: Positions stone on bench, stool, or floor with aid of other workers, hoist, or crane. Lays paper bearing lettering and design on stone, centers paper and traces outline with stylus. Lays out lettering with drafting instruments and sketches designs freehand, working to specifications. Centers and pastes paper bearing lettering and design on face of stone.

Should I be a Tracer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • Also known as: Design Transferrer, Trademark Affixer

    How to become a Tracer

    Most Tracers 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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