up to $18.00 DOE
Working from drawings, makes quality wood patterns and core box equipment
Essential Job Functions:
Studies customer prints and determines components needed to make patterns
Checks the pattern inventory to determine if an existing pattern can be used to meet the customer’s requirements or whether an existing pattern can be modified to do so
Makes master wood patterns in compliance with the customer’s specifications
Mounts the pattern on a board, rigs it to the flask size and adds the gating
Sends patterns to the Molding Departments to make sample castings; makes changes to the patterns as required by foundry inspection and/or by the customer
Determines when a pattern cannot be made in-house and make recommendations for use of an outside pattern maker
Makes on-line repairs to patterns as requested or required
Makes wooden bottom boards as required by the production process
Repairs and/or paints core boxes as required
Rigs shell core boxes to fit shell core machines
Builds molding boxes if required by the no-bake process
Checks problem castings to determine needed modifications to patterns
Maintains clean work area
Carries out all duties & responsibilities in full accordance with the Company’s policies & procedures
Non-Essential Job Functions:
Fills out and records time on production sheet each day
Performs other related duties as required or requested
Specific Job Rules/Quality Procedures:
Master pattern gating questions should be referred to the Product Development Manager
Sample tickets must accompany new or re-worked patterns or coreboxes to their respective departments
During the course of any pattern repair work, check equipment for dents, nicks, flat spots, lettering, etc.Repair as necessary to eliminate scrap or re-work
Equipment Used to Perform Job:
Various wood working equipment
Various hand tools
Mandatory Personal Protective & Safety Equipment:
Hearing Protection (while working with machinery or in production area)
Pattern Maker & Rigger Job Description (Cont’d)
Safety Rules & Functions:
Dust collector must be on when running all vented equipment
Solvents, glues, paints, aerosols & other flammables must be kept in metal safety cans with flame arrestor inside.Such cans have spring-loaded lids.
Radial saws must have blade guards on each side of blade and automatic retraction mechanism in place
Table saws must have guards in place at all times
Band saws must have guard over entire non-cutting portion of blade before operating
Grinding wheel tool rests must be within 1/8” of wheel surface at all times.Tongue guards may not
have more than ¼” clearance and the spindle nut must be covered
Any tools with mushroomed heads, loose handles, etc. are strictly prohibited and should be replaced or repaired.
Only approved air nozzles/blow guns with safety tips are to be used; Air nozzles/blow guns are not to be altered in any manner.
Do not leave machines running while unattended
Loose clothing may not be worn when operating equipment
Maintain clear aisles (not blocking exits, extinguishers, etc.)
Follow all other departmental & plant-wide safety rules
Carries out all duties & responsibilities in full accordance with the Company’s safety program & procedures
Installation / Maintenance / Repair
up to $18.00 DOE
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