Model Makers, Metal & Plastic


Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.
Also called: Metal Model Maker, Model Builder, Model Maker, Molding Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • CNC Software Mastercam
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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