Patternmakers, Wood


Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.
Also called: Apprentice Pattern Maker, Journeyman Patternmaker, Pattern Maker, Wood Pattern Maker

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • 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
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    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
    Reaction Time and Speed
  • quickly move your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Independence
  • Self Control

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:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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