Also called: Pattern Maker, Wood Pattern Maker, Journeyman Patternmaker, Apprentice Pattern Maker
What they do:Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.
On the job, you would:
- Read blueprints, drawings, or written specifications to determine sizes and shapes of patterns and required machine setups.
- Lay out patterns on wood stock and draw outlines of units, sectional patterns, or full-scale mock-ups of products, based on blueprint specifications and sketches, and using marking and measuring devices.
- Verify dimensions of completed patterns, using templates, straightedges, calipers, or protractors.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Hand and Finger Use
Reaction Time and Speed
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided design CAD software
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
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