Model Maker I

Make models for use as molds in casting silverware articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Model Maker Is do?

Makes models by hand from materials, such as plastic, plaster, wax, and metals, according to prepared design for use as molds in casting silverware articles, using sculpturing, carving, and engraving tools: Cuts, carves, chisels, scrapes, and files plaster, wax, or other plastic materials to make model of article in conformity with design. Makes mold of clay or plaster and casts metal sample of model [MOLD MAKER I]. Grinds, sharpens, and makes own handtools, such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers. May chase decorative designs on silver blanks to be used as models from which steel-production dies are made [CHASER]. May make own jigs and fixtures.

Should I be a Model Maker I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Jewelry Model Maker

    How to become a Model Maker I

    Model Maker Is generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Model Maker I-related education!
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