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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic



Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 103$37.58/hr$24.98/hr$39.66/hr$39.81/hr$39.99/hr$39.99/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing30$37.30/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10$39.81/hr-5.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10$39.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 30$37.30/hr-4.2%




  • Design and create templates, patterns, or coreboxes according to work orders, sample parts, or mockups.
  • Clean and finish patterns or templates, using emery cloths, files, scrapers, and power grinders.
  • Create computer models of patterns or parts, using modeling software.
  • Program computerized numerical control machine tools.
  • Select pattern materials such as wood, resin, and fiberglass.
  • Set up and operate machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders, to machine castings or patterns.
  • Verify conformance of patterns or template dimensions to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers.
  • Set up and operate machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders, to machine castings or patterns.
  • Repair and rework templates and patterns.
  • Lay out and draw or scribe patterns onto material, using compasses, protractors, rulers, scribes, or other instruments.