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Pattern-maker (casting industry) or model-maker (automotive industry) (m/f)
German: Technische/r Modellbauer/in

Fields of work

Technical model-makers specialising in demonstration and display are employed in specialist model-making and prototyping companies. In addition, they can work in engineering and architectural practices.

Technical pattern-makers specialising in foundry operations are employed in foundries and in specialist modelmaking and mould-making companies.

Technical model-makers specialising in vehicle body operations and production are employed in specialist model-making, mould-making, gauge-making and prototyping companies and in manufacturing companies in the automotive industry.


Professional experience

In the subject/discipline of demonstration and display

  • fabricate models for demonstration, planning or testing purposes
  • modify and repair display models
  • use manual and machine-based fabrication methods
  • handle and process the necessary primary and auxiliary materials
  • plan and configure display models
  • plan the fabrication process
  • produce fabrication documentation and specify fabrication methods
  • install, operate and repair tools, instruments, machines and technical equipment
  • use computer-assisted fabrication methods
  • use motive power and control technology
  • apply surface treatments and finishes
  • inspect display models
  • prepare display models for dispatch
  • observe the regulations regarding health and safety at work and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of foundry operations

  • fabricate patterns on the basis of design drawings, using manual and machine-based methods and giving due consideration to the moulding method, the metal to be poured and the required number of castings
  • modify and repair patterns, pattern equipment or fabrication equipment
  • handle and process the necessary primary and auxiliary materials
  • plan and design products in the specialised area of foundry pattern-making
  • produce fabrication documentation and specify fabrication methods
  • install, operate and repair tools, instruments, machines and technical equipment
  • use computer-assisted fabrication methods
  • manufacture samples, prototypes or fabrication equipment
  • manufacture foundry pattern equipment or permanent moulds
  • use motive power and control technology
  • inspect foundry pattern equipment or permanent moulds
  • observe the regulations regarding health and safety at work and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of vehicle body operations and production

  • manufacture models for vehicle body construction or manufacture production models as prototypes for custom-piece and series production and for mould-making and tool-making, using manual and machinebased fabrication methods
  • modify and repair models, model equipment or fabrication equipment
  • handle and process the necessary primary and auxiliary materials
  • plan and design products in the specialised area of vehicle-body or production model-making
  • produce fabrication documentation and specify fabrication methods
  • install, operate and repair tools, instruments, machines and technical equipment
  • use computer-assisted fabrication methods
  • manufacture samples, prototypes or fabrication equipment
  • fabricate car-body or production models
  • use motive power and control technology
  • inspect car-body or production models
  • observe the regulations regarding health and safety at work and environmental protection