Pattern Makers make wood, plastic, metal, plaster of paris, or polystyrene models to produce castings. Mould Makers then use use them to form a cavity in the sand, into which molten metal is poured to form a casting. Patternmaking is divided into two branches: wood patternmaking and metal patternmaking.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Pattern Maker (443A)?
Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $23.00 per hour.
Pattern Maker (443A)
|Do you enjoy working on a variety of tasks requiring creativity and ingenuity?|
|Do you have a good eye for detail, and the ability to spot flaws?|
|Do you like working with numbers, and are you precise and accurate at it?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Do you enjoy learning about new technology and materials?|
|Would you enjoy interacting with site supervisors, customers, suppliers, co-workers and other tradespeople to get the job done?|
|Do you have excellent time-management? Are you an organized person?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Pattern Maker may be for you!
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