Model Maker II

Construct metal models of jewelry articles.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Model Maker IIs do?

Constructs metal models of jewelry articles for use in making molds for casting jewelry parts: Lays out design on metal stock, using gravers. Cuts metal along markings and smooths edges, using handsaw and file. Examines and measures metal parts for conformance to design specifications on scale drawing. Hammers, carves, and scrapes rough model to produce specified relief design, using handtools. Drills holes in model, using drill press. Assembles and solders parts together [SOLDERER 700.381-050]. Polishes metal surfaces, using abrasive wheel. May make and sharpen tools. May modify design specifications to conform to production requirements. May construct preliminary model of wax or wire.


Should I be a Model Maker II?

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

  • How to become a Model Maker II

    Model Maker IIs 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 II-related education!
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