Pattern Gater

Fasten two or more metal patterns to metal match plates.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pattern Gaters do?

Fastens two or more metal patterns to metal match plate, using screws: Cuts metal strips from stock, using hacksaw, for use as gates and risers, and fastens strips to match plate, using screws. Applies solder or other compound to joints to achieve smooth finish. May fabricate pattern parts, using tools, such as disk sander, joiner, planer, and router. May shellac finished pattern, using brush.

Should I be a Pattern Gater?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pattern Carrier

    How to become a Pattern Gater

    Pattern Gaters 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 Pattern Gater-related education!
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