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    Engrave or etch flat or curved metal, wood, rubber, or other materials by hand or machine for printing, identification, or decorative purposes. Includes etchers and engravers of both hard and soft metals or materials, and jewelry and seal engravers.

    Engraves or cuts lettering, design, or characters in workpiece surface, using hand tools and engraving tool. Sketches, traces, or scribes layout lines and design on workpiece, plates, dies, or rollers, using compass, scriber, graver, or pencil. Determines machine settings and moves bars or levers to reproduce designs on rollers or plates. Operates machine to engrave design into steel rollers or plates. Trims precut designs or cuts around design to remove undesirable part, using graver. Reviews sketches, diagrams, blueprints, or photographs to determine design to be cut or engraved. Measures and computes dimensions of lettering, designs, or patterns to be engraved. Prints proof or examines design to verify accuracy and reworks engraving as required. Sketches original design or pattern for use in printing or engraving. Transfers design from sleet or film to die or roller by decimal staining. Casts male die from engraved female die for use in seals. Positions and clamps workpiece, plate, or roller in holding fixture. Scrapes plate or die to remove imperfections and smooth surface. Sharpens and forms cutting edge of gravers or cutter grinder. Polishes and oils surface of plate or die, or brushes with acid proof paint.

    Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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

    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. Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. 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.

    Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.