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    Pantograph Engravers

    Affix identifying information onto a variety of materials and products, using engraving machines or equipment.

    Observes action of cutting tool through microscope, and adjusts movement of stylus to ensure accurate reproduction. Sharpens cutting tools on cutter grinder. Examines engraving for quality of cut, burrs, rough spots, and irregular or incomplete engraving. Verifies conformance to specifications, using micrometers and calipers. Brushes acid over designated engraving to darken or highlight inscription. Inserts cutting tool or bit into machine and secures with wrench. Positions and secures work piece, such as nameplate, stamp, seal, badge, trophy, or bowling ball, in holding fixture, using measuring instruments. Adjusts depth and size of cut by adjusting height of worktable or adjusting gauge on machine arms. Sets stylus at beginning of pattern. Selects and inserts letter or design template beneath stylus attached to machine cutting tool or router, according to work order. Starts machine and guides stylus over template, causing cutting tool to simultaneously duplicate design or letters on workpiece. Sets reduction scale to obtain required reproduction ratio on workpiece.

    Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. Rate Control -- The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.