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Model Makers, Wood

Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Verify dimensions and contours of models during hand-forming processes, using templates and measuring devices.
    • Read blueprints, drawings, or written specifications, and consult with designers 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 planers to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications.
    • Fit, fasten, and assemble wood parts together to form patterns, models, or sections, using glue, nails, dowels, bolts, screws, and other fasteners.
    • Trim, smooth, and shape surfaces, and plane, shave, file, scrape, and sand models to attain specified shapes, using hand tools.
    • Select wooden stock, determine layouts, and mark layouts of parts on stock, using precision equipment such as scribers, squares, and protractors.
    • Construct wooden models, patterns, templates, full scale mock-ups, and molds for parts of products and production tools.
    • Mark identifying information on patterns, parts, and templates to indicate assembly methods and details.
    • Plan, lay out, and draw outlines of units, sectional patterns, or full-scale mock-ups of products.
    • Fabricate work aids such as scrapers or templates.
    • Maintain pattern records for reference.
    • Issue patterns to designated machine operators.
    • Build jigs that can be used as guides for assembling oversized or special types of box shooks.
    • Finish patterns or models with protective or decorative coatings such as shellac, lacquer, or wax.

    Skills

    • 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.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    Knowledge

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • US Annual Salary 64050/yr
    • US Typical Salary
    • US Hourly Wage 30.79/hr
    • US Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Innovation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Power saws
    • Power sanders
    • Power routers
    • Milling machines
    • Automatic lathe or chucking machine

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Presentation software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

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