Patternmakers, Wood

Patternmakers, Wood

Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Analytical Thinking * Innovation * Independence * Self Control * Persistence * Integrity * Achievement/Effort * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Read blueprints, drawings, or written specifications to determine sizes and shapes of patterns and required machine setups. * Set up, operate, and adjust a variety of woodworking machines such as bandsaws and lathes to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications. * Verify dimensions of completed patterns, using templates, straightedges, calipers, or protractors.

Industry

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

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Apprentice Pattern Maker, Forms Builder, Journeyman Patternmaker, Model Maker, Mold Forms Builder, Mold Maker, Pattern Maker, Pattern Worker, Patternmaker, Wood Die Maker, Wood Experimental Mechanic, Wood Pattern Maker, Wood Patternmaker, Wood Patternmaker Apprentice.