Model Makers, Metal and Plastic:

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $43,520.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 87
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 8.97 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal parts and components
Solder parts or workpieces
Shape clay for art or demonstration
Shape metal or plastic
Build production molds
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
File metal or plastic objects
Process metals using power or hand tools

Controlling Machines and Processes

Perform machining operations
Fabricate sheet metal parts or items
Operate variety of machine tools
Implement metal processing methodology
Operate industrial testing equipment
Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment
Operate cutting machinery or equipment
Operate crushing or grinding machine
Operate power or hand tools in artistic or design environments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Driver's License
Quality Assurance and Control
Manual Dexterity
Schematic Diagrams
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Occupational Health and Safety

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