Pattern Molder

Cast patterns in nonferrous metals.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pattern Molders do?

Casts patterns in nonferrous metals for use in high production duplicate castings, applying knowledge of metal characteristics, molding sand, contours of patterns, and pouring procedures: Makes one or more sand molds, using wood pattern to form mold impression of metal pattern to be cast [MOLDER]. Pours molten aluminum, bronze, or other nonferrous metal into molds with hand ladle. Machines metal patterns to exact dimensions [PATTERNMAKER, METAL]. May make wood patterns used to form sand molds in which metal patterns are cast [PATTERNMAKER, WOOD].

Should I be a Pattern Molder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Batter Out

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