Metal and Plastic Model Makers
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Also known as:
Metal Mockup Maker, Plastic Jig and Fixture Builder
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|Critical decision making||
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|Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines||
|Dealing and handling conflict||
|Competition for this position||
|Communication with others||
|Work closely with team members, clients etc.||
|Comfort of the work setting||
|Exposure to extreme environmental conditions||
|Exposure to job hazards||
Assemble mechanical, electrical, and electronic components into models or prototypes, using hand tools, power tools, and fabricating machines.
Inspect and test products to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments or circuit testers.
Program computer numerical control (CNC) machines to fabricate model parts.
Cut, shape, and form metal parts, using lathes, power saws, snips, power brakes and shears, files, and mallets.
Devise and construct tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures, or modify existing tools and equipment.
Align, fit, and join parts, using bolts and screws or by welding or gluing.
Record specifications, production operations, and final dimensions of models for use in establishing operating standards and procedures.
Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses, or bandsaws, to fabricate prototypes or models.
Study blueprints, drawings, and sketches to determine material dimensions, required equipment, and operations sequences.
Lay out and mark reference points and dimensions on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools.
Rework or alter component model or parts as required to ensure that products meet standards.
|Getting Information||Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.|
|Controlling Machines and Processes||Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).|
|Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment||Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.|
|Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge||Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.|
|Handling and Moving Objects||Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.|
|Interacting With Computers||Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.|
|Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material||Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.|
|Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment||Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.|
|Design||Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.|
|Mathematics||Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.|
|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.|
|Mechanical||Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.|
|Production and Processing||Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.|
|Computers and Electronics||Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.|
|Physics||Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.|
|Administration and Management||Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.|
|Operation and Control||Controlling operations of equipment or systems.|
|Operation Monitoring||Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.|
|Quality Control Analysis||Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.|
|Monitoring||Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.|
|Troubleshooting||Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.|
|Critical Thinking||Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.|
|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.|