Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.
* Attention to Detail
* Analytical Thinking
* Self Control
* 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.
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.