CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Pattern and Model Makers, Metal

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Study blueprints, drawings, and sketches to determine material dimensions, required equipment, and operations sequences.
 
Set up and operate machines such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses, or bandsaws to fabricate prototypes or models.
 
Inspect and test products to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments or circuit testers.
 
Cut, shape, and form metal parts, using lathes, power saws, snips, power brakes and shears, files, and mallets.
 
Lay out and mark reference points and dimensions on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools.
 
Drill, countersink, and ream holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, screws, and other fasteners, using power tools.
 
Grind, file, and sand parts to finished dimensions.
 
Record specifications, production operations, and final dimensions of models for use in establishing operating standards and procedures.
 
Rework or alter component model or parts as required to ensure that products meet standards.
 
Align, fit, and join parts, using bolts and screws or by welding or gluing.
 
Consult and confer with engineering personnel to discuss developmental problems and to recommend product modifications.
 
Assemble mechanical, electrical, and electronic components into models or prototypes, using hand tools, power tools, and fabricating machines.
 
Devise and construct tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures, or modify existing tools and equipment.
 
Wire and solder electrical and electronic connections and components.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Appliances Sample Maker
Catalytic Converter Special Build Prototype
Clay Modeler
Composite Manufacturer
Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)
Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
Dioramist
Display Maker
Engineering Model Maker
Experimental Mechanic
Fabricator
Firearms Model Maker
Fluorescent Lighting Model Maker
Form Builder
Jig and Fixture Builder
Liner Man
Liner Worker
Linesman
Machinist
Mandrel Maker
Metal Mockup Maker
Metal Model Builder
Metal Model Maker
Mock Up Builder
Mock Up Maker
Model Builder
Model Maker
Model Maker Apprentice
Model Technician
Mold Maker
Mold Technician
Molding Technician
Pattern Finisher
Pattern Maker
Plastic Jig and Fixture Builder
Process Technician
Prototype Model Maker
Prototype Special Build
Scale Model Maker
Sculptor
Template Maker
Tool Builder
Tool Maker
Tool and Die Machinist
Tool and Die Maker
Tooling Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Pattern and Model Makers, Metal
 
 
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