Model Maker Job Description

Model Maker Job Description

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Model maker provides support and guidance to staff / departments / model owners relative to the correct application of the Model Risk Management Policy as it applies to respective model operations within each business line.

Model Maker Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operate a wide range of equipment common to a model shop environment
Reviews job packages received from lead or supervisor by reading and interpreting blueprints sketches or drawings to identify potential design impracticalities and begin to develop production process
Recognizes problems relative to unusual materials, machine settings, tools, product specifications, and impractical design to aid engineers in producing the part of highest quality
Communicates design-related concerns and issues to engineers and suggest alternate production methods, materials, or cuts that may be more feasible, but still fulfill the functionality requirements
Determines sequence of operation, number and type of cuts required, and method of set-up that will produce the desired end product
Programs blueprint specifications graphically in Mastercam system to prepare complex designs for machining process
Procures requested material, cuts, and trims to workable size in preparation for machining
Prepares parts for machining by choosing appropriate drills and/or end mills to produce requested design and adjusting existing vice equipment or building jigs to secure part in place
Programs the Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) and CNC milling machines by entering part dimensions, tolerance, and required cuts into system to produce required design
Operates a variety of manual and automatic machines (e.g., mills, lathes, CNCs, grinders, EDMs, presses, saws, drills) to shape parts as outlined in the blueprints or CAD system

Model Maker Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Model Maker

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EPA, II, E.P.A, GIA

Education for Model Maker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the model maker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Technical, Education, Associates, Design, Industrial Design, Engineering, Architecture, Fine Arts, Manufacturing, Machine Tool Technology

Skills for Model Maker

Desired skills for model maker include:

Compliance as it applies to your role
Arc weld
Gas weld
Model shop
Prop design
Wire weld
Coil fabrication

Desired experience for model maker includes:

Candidates should submit images of at least hand-made 5 models, and should include at least one topographical model
Candidates should submit images of at least 5 Photoshop renderings
Troubleshoots problems with production process and develops on the spot and long term solutions to process and functionality obstacles
Communicates with engineers as needed throughout machining process to discuss necessary changes and improvements to part design and production
Monitors parts throughout the production process by visually observing cuts and by measuring them using specified measuring tools (e.g., micrometers, scales, rulers, protractors, calipers, comparator, toolmakers microscope, calculators) and by referencing blueprints to ensure that they meet all blueprint specifications
Cleans and polishes final products using appropriate machinery, or hand finishing, ensuring that the cosmetic aspect of the products meet specifications as outlined in the prints

Model Maker Examples


Model Maker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of model maker. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for model maker
  • Produce standard work instructions, tooling drawings and supporting documentation for projects and equipment being used in model shop
  • Program and operate CNC machines
  • Transform complicated drawings and sketches into parts
  • Perform hand-fitting operations
  • Build multiple parts holding tools
  • Work with engineers and or support groups on machine requirements that could affect the quality and cost of prototypes being built
  • Work from sketches and conversations with engineers as necessary Inspect work to assure parts conform to blueprint by the use of precision measuring equipment
  • Maintains safety procedures for self for others using the built tools/prototypes
  • Must be willing to move to other machines as needed
  • CNC-mill programming and operation experience
Qualifications for model maker
  • Ability to produce clean, presentation level models from museum board
  • AA Degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • Create an intelligent process plan utilizing best practices that will yield a predictable end result very efficiently
  • Mastercam or related CAM experience preferred
  • Basic 2D Mastercam or related CAM experience preferred
  • 2 year technical schooling degree in Machine Tool Technology, or Tool and Die

Model Maker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of model maker. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for model maker
  • Construct and fabricate working models, molds, tools, fixtures to extremely close tolerance
  • On new and revised models work from Models, prints, sketches and verbal descriptions of model, tool or fixture
  • Calculate dimensions, alignments and clearances
  • Set up and operate manual machine tools such as Lathes, Milling machine, Surface grinder, Saws, Cut off, Drill press
  • Perform precision measuring using measuring and inspection gages and tools
  • Assists engineers and Lab personal in testing of models or prototypes and analyzing or debugging problems
  • Design, make and sharpen cutting tools
  • Design and make fixturing for machining and Lab testing
  • Machine, fabricate and assemble components to construct prototypes of newly engineered products and/or modifications on the existing products for testing and experimental purposes
  • Recommend and assist in the determination of materials, method and technology in building prototype parts
Qualifications for model maker
  • Previous CNC operating and programming experience
  • Must be able to inspect complex parts, to read and understand complicated drawings, and have training in advanced math and precision measuring instruments (both English and Metric)
  • Proven ability to do prove outs, preprods and reprocessing and demonstrated examples of cost savings
  • Ability to plan and effectively execute the plans given by manager or supervisor
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various tool steels and heat treat processes
  • Demonstrated ability to setup and operate all equipment in the Tool Build area

Model Maker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of model maker. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for model maker
  • Knee Type Milling Machines (manual and CNC controlled)
  • Engine and Slant Bed Lathes (manual and CNC controlled)
  • Surface Grinder
  • Drill Presses
  • Tool Grinders
  • Cut-off Saw
  • Can originate simple and/or complex setups
  • Designs, plans, and executes the sequences of related technical operations for fabrication of precision parts or molds
  • Services machinery or equipment and maintains facilities
  • Build and assist in developing one-of-a kind models from verbal or written communication that may include sketches, assembly drawings or detailed drawings
Qualifications for model maker
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent with a strong background in machine tool
  • The candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with designers, engineers and other corporate model shops
  • Long periods of standing/sitting may be required
  • Prefer more than three years’ experience in this trade
  • Pro Engineer experience along with Pro Manufacturing knowledge is desired
  • Journeyman’s certificate is considered an asset

Model Maker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a model maker. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for model maker
  • Provide input on the completed model to the engineer
  • Set up and operate all necessary tooling and machines mentioned in knowledge and skills required
  • Provide time and cost estimates for projects
  • Understand machine and cutting tool concepts, applications and feeds and speeds
  • Assignments would require working with tooling tolerances and model dimension tolerances as specified, (typical production tolerances)
  • Develop job strategy and sequence of operations
  • Develop and prove out manufacturing processes
  • Design tools, dies, fixtures, jigs and machines for prototyping and manufacturing
  • Use CAD programs for designing of prototypes, tools, dies, fixtures, jigs and machines
  • Build any dies, tooling, or jigs required to make prototypes
Qualifications for model maker
  • Microsoft project and SAP preferred
  • College, or technical school or H.S
  • Must be a high school graduate or have completed the requirements for the GED
  • Must possess current Journeyman’s status as a Tool Maker and have completed the requirements of an accredited tool making apprenticeship program
  • 2+ years of experience in reading and interpreting a wide variety of written instructions, including blueprints and sketches, and must be able to detect and correct errors in same
  • 2+ years of experience in using and operating a variety of machines and tools including engine lathes, bench lathes, vertical mills, hand tools, power tools, in an efficient manner

Model Maker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of model maker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for model maker
  • Uses a variety of welding techniques and processes such as electric arc gas, metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas carbon arc, and plasma arc, in performing necessary welding modifications and repairs to armored and protective vehicles, and Uniformed Division cruisers and motorcycles also skilled in using tools such as soldering irons, welding equipment, bonding and brazing equipment and the full variety of metal working machines
  • Layout dimensions on material to be machined using precision measuring devices, shop mathematics and descriptive geometry when working from drawings
  • Ability to perform part layout measurements
  • Acquire quotes from vendor for tools, dies, fixtures, jigs and machines to their own design
  • Assist test lab technician with testing and documentation of testing as needed
  • Follow established safety procedures and maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Studies blueprint of part to be cast, computes dimensions, and plans sequence of operations depending upon material specified for pattern
  • Measures, marks, and scribes layout on metal casting or woodstock
  • Sets up and operates various wood and metal machine tools and other power tools to machine, cut, and shape stock or casting to specifications
  • Pours or spreads materials into mold or over model of pattern or builds laminations of fiberglass cloth and plastic resin to fabricate pattern s from assorted materials such as plastic, plaster, or clay
Qualifications for model maker
  • Make accurate parts or models to facilitate evaluation of product designs
  • Proficient operation of machine shop equipment, metal cutting machines and fabricating equipment necessary to make prototype parts jigs and fixtures
  • Perform work with all types of materials and methods of fabrication including assembly, welding
  • Effectively communicate and provide feedback for all changes, modifications, improvements identified in making of parts or assembling prototypes with engineering personnel and other functional areas
  • Have necessary computer literacy to function electronically in a shop environment, such as time sheets and scheduling
  • Competencies generally associated with a 2 year Technical degree or equivalent

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