CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Patternmakers, Wood

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings. 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, and/or protractors.
 
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.
 
Trim, smooth, and shape surfaces, and plane, shave, file, scrape, and sand models to attain specified shapes, using hand tools.
 
Fit, fasten, and assemble wood parts together to form patterns, models, or sections, using glue, nails, dowels, bolts, and screws.
 
Correct patterns to compensate for defects in castings.
 
Construct wooden models, templates, full scale mock-ups, jigs, and/or molds for shaping parts of products.
 
Compute dimensions, areas, volumes, and weights.
 
Mark identifying information such as colors or codes on patterns, parts, and templates to indicate assembly methods.
 
Finish completed products or models with shellac, lacquer, wax, or paint.
 
Glue fillets along interior angles of patterns.
 
Select lumber to be used for patterns.
 
Repair broken or damaged patterns.
 
Maintain pattern records for reference.
 
Inventory equipment and supplies, ordering parts and tools as necessary.
 
Estimate costs for patternmaking jobs.
 
Divide patterns into sections according to shapes of castings to facilitate removal of patterns from molds.
 
Issue patterns to designated machine operators.
 
Collect and store patterns and lumber.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
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.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
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).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
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.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
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.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
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.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
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)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Apprentice Pattern Maker
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
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Patternmakers, Wood
 
 
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