Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Stress Tolerance * Cooperation * Independence * Integrity * Self Control * Persistence * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Set up and operate machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders, to machine castings or patterns. * Verify conformance of patterns or template dimensions to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers. * Program computerized numerical control machine tools.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Production

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