DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
Occupational Description: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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|Southeast Balance of State||N/A||N/A||$26.83/hr||$1.88/hr||$19.25/hr||$22.10/hr||$27.23/hr||$32.02/hr||$35.12/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||360||$15.90/hr||N/A|
|Automotive Body and Related Repairers||180||$18.09/hr||N/A|
|Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers||30||$13.97/hr||N/A|
|Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||30||$17.40/hr||N/A|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||20||$13.73/hr||N/A|
|Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners||10||$17.72/hr||N/A|
|Engine and Other Machine Assemblers||N/A||$13.83/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
- Sets up and operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses, or bandsaw, to fabricate prototypes or models.
- Studies blueprint, drawings, or sketches, and computes dimensions for laying out materials and planning model production.
- Aligns, fits, and joins parts, using bolts or screws or by welding or gluing.
- Wires and solders electrical and electronic connections and components.
- Assembles mechanical, electrical, and electronic components into models or prototypes, using hand tools, power tools, and fabricating machines.
- Records specifications, production operations, and final dimensions of model for use in establishing operating standards and machinery procedures.
- Consults and confers with engineering personnel to discuss developmental problems and recommend modifications to correct or improve performance of product.
- Makes bridges, plates, wheels, cutting teeth on wheels and pinions, and threaded screws.
- Devises and constructs own tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures, or modifies existing tools and equipment.
- Inspects and tests model or other product to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments or circuit tester.
- Reworks or alters component model or parts as required to ensure performance of equipment or that parts meet standards.
- Fabricates metal or plastic parts, using hand tools.
- Grinds, files, and sands parts to finished dimensions.
- Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, screws, and other fasteners, using power tools.
- Lays out and marks reference points and dimension on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools.
- Cuts, shapes, and forms metal parts, using lathe, power saw, snips, power brakes and shear, files, and mallets.
- Determines fixtures, machines, tooling, and sequence of operations to fabricate parts, dies, and tooling, according to drawings and sketches.