Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic


Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.
Also called: Metal Pattern Maker, Pattern Maker, Patternmaker, Wax Molder

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    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
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

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
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Delcam PowerMILL
  • Mastercam
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • 3D Systems Geomagic Design X
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    some college
    high school diploma/GED
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