1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4115-21 Engraver

Inscribes letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • lays out lettering or designs on objects by sketching on paper or in powder on the objects to be engraved
  • marks outlines of designs using scribers, mounts objects in vices and cuts designs with engraving tools
  • cleans and polishes engraved areas
  • may sketch original designs or copy sketches or photographs
  • may brush powder or solutions on to surfaces of dies or plates which imprint designs
  • may use pantographs to enlarge or reduce designs
  • may operate engraving machines to cut standard designs

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