Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Model Makers, Metal and 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.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Innovation * Analytical Thinking * Dependability * Initiative * Independence * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Self Control

Representative Tasks * Study blueprints, drawings, and sketches to determine material dimensions, required equipment, and operations sequences. * Cut, shape, and form metal parts, using lathes, power saws, snips, power brakes and shears, files, and mallets. * Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses, or bandsaws, to fabricate prototypes or models.


Construction, Government,

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Appliances Sample Maker, Catalytic Converter Special Build Prototype, Clay Modeler, Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Dioramist, Display Maker, Engineering Model Maker, Experimental Mechanic, Fabricator, Firearms Model Maker, Fluorescent Lighting Model Maker, Form Builder, Injection Mold Technician, Injection Mold Tooling Technician, Jig and Fixture Builder, Liner Man, Liner Worker, Linesman, Machine Tool Builder, Machine Tools Builder, Mandrel Maker, Metal Mockup Maker, Metal Model Builder, Metal Model Maker, Mock Up Builder, Mock Up Maker, Model Builder, Model Maker, Model Maker Apprentice, Modeler, Mold Tooling Technician, Molding Technician, Pattern Finisher, Plastic Jig and Fixture Builder, Plastic Modeler, Process Mold Technician, Product Builder, Prototype Fabricator, Prototype Model Maker, Prototype Special Build, Prototyper, Scale Model Maker, Template Maker, Tool Builder, Tooling Technician, Welding Prototype Operator.