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"Jewelry Model and Mold Makers"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Make models or molds to create jewelry items.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Jewelry Model and Mold Makers"

1) Carves, chisels, scrapes, and files plaster, wax or other plastic materials to make mold or model, according to design specifications.

2) Fits, secures, and solders halves of molds together and drills holes in mold to attach handles and allow gases to escape during casting.

3) Lays out design on metal stock and cuts along markings to fabricate pieces used to cast metal molds.

4) Builds sand mold in flask, following pattern, and heats flask using furnace or torch to dry and harden mold.

5) Cuts design in mold or other material to be used as model to fabricate metal and jewelry products.

6) Constructs preliminary model of wax, metal, clay or plaster, forms sample casting in mold, and measures casting to verify dimensions.

7) Mixes or melts clay, metal, plaster, wax or other material and pours material into mold to cast model or mold.

8) Examines and measures metal parts for conformance to design specifications on scale drawing.

9) Writes or modifies design specifications, such as content, weight, and material to be used to cast article.

 

 

11) Removes mold from cast article, cleans mold, and applies shellac and dry powder to preserve mold for reuse.

12) Polishes metal surfaces and products, using abrasive wheel.


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13) Modifies, sharpens, repairs or fabricates jigs, fixtures, and hand tools, such as scrapers, cutter, gougers, and shapers.

14) Computes cost of labor and material to determine production cost of products and articles.

Job Description for "Jewelry Model and Mold Makers" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  51-9071.03