Model Maker Job Description Sample
Core Job Title: Model Maker
Cost Center: Model Studio
Experience: 1-2 years Industry experience in consumer goods development
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineering.
We're looking for a Model Maker to join our amazing team in Burbank, CA.
The Model Maker works with development teams to create prototype models with responsibility for aesthetic finish and mechanical performance for all models within the Hasbro portfolio. This person supports a wide variety of Sales and Marketing initiatives.
This candidate must demonstrate an understanding of technical skills and knowledge in delivering a variety of prototype models at a consistent high level of quality and speed. They must can visualize a 3-dimensional part from mechanical drawings, hand sketches or CAD files. This position requires strong conceptual development and the proficient use of various hand tools, mills and lathes. The incumbent must be able to work independently, have a high attention to detail, be customer oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills. A good working knowledge and ability to take files through the RP process from set up, operation, part clean up and fitting. The candidate must also be well versed in the following programs Mastercam, Solidworks, Magics, Illustrator, and Photoshop. This software is essential in the operation of Laser cutters, RP equipment, mills, and additional studio equipment. This person must be a self-starter, very organized and have strong verbal and written communication skills.
- 50% Responsible for the development of a variety of products that include conceptual models, engineering breadboards, mechanisms, check models, tooling quality patterns and highly detailed functioning show samples, utilizing hand tools, conventional machinery, CAD/CAM, RP and CNC equipment.
- 40% Responsible for the aesthetic finishing of molded, fabricated or RP created parts, clean up and assembly of urethane castings and preparing parts for decoration.
- 5% Communicate with engineers, designers, marketing and sales personnel to give value added feedback that would enhance product development.
- 5% Provides support to Sales/Marketing groups for commercial shoots, presentations, trade show, and play-tests. Support will include but not limited to, traveling to maintain samples on location, working on displays, sample pack-out and coordination.
Demonstrates competent technical skills and knowledge in delivering a variety of prototype models and patterns at a consistent level of quality and speed.
Capable of visualizing a 3-dimensional part from mechanical drawings, hand sketches or CAD files.
Strong skills are required in basic math and trigonometry, use of various hand, machine and CNC tools, ability to work independently, attention to detail and strong problem solving skills.
Knowledge and use of Prototrak, 2D CAD/CAM systems like SurfCam or MasterCam are required.
A working knowledge of 3D CAD software such as Solidworks
3+ years experience
Associate degree in Industrial Design, Model Making, Sculpting, Fine Arts, or apprentice ships in a related field preferred.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through Hasbro Studios and its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
The Model Maker, Research & Development will support all aspects related to JRDC projects. Primary responsibility will be on physically translating design concepts into reality. The position will focus on ensuring design and product integrity throughout the design lifecycle for all projects flowing through the JRDC. The position will include 5 Key Accountabilities including Prototype & File Creation, Communication, Support for Cross Functional Partners, Collaboration & Leadership, Technology Leader. Functions under each Key Accountability will be compliant with Universal Performance Accountabilities (Strategy, Innovation & Creativity; Execution & Product Excellence; Collaboration & Partnerships; and Expertise & Judgment) and Key Performance Accountabilities specific to the position itself, including Formal Training and Advanced Knowledge & Experience.
Prototype & File Creation:
The Model Maker will interface with Design Creative, Manufacturing & JRDC teams (CAD, Quality & Standards, Engineering) on product functionality, and technical design elements including form, style, details and materials.
The primary function of the Model Maker is to translate Design Concepts into reality by physically constructing mock-ups, prototypes, templates and models (when needed) .
Physically construct Finished Goods Level Physical Models (Prototypes & Mock-Ups) for new products, existing products (reverse engineering), and line extensions based on direction from Design Development and Design, while adhering to project time-lines and delivery dates.
Ensure ALL models created are in keeping with Tiffany best practices and Manufacturing standards (e.g., metal is not too thin for safety or functionality, clasps function, etc.)
In consultation with CAD Production Designers, provide initial direction on component breakout, construction, and methods of fabrication for the Critical Requirements Document
Provide timely and innovative solutions to complex mechanical problems, at any point in the production life-cycle
Adhere to timelines and accurate completion of projects. Communicate effectively to keep team updated on project status, issues, and concerns. Identify potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as soon as they arise
Appropriately manage all WO, Inventory Control and job bag procedures
Establish and monitor individual time-lines, and ensure adherence to overall project timelines and accurate completion of projects. Identify and communicate potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as soon as they arise. Keep management updated on project status
Communicate effectively to keep team updated on project status, issues, and concerns. Identify potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as soon as they arise
Provide ongoing direction during prototyping and initial sampling phases including but not limited to: Verbal or hands-on direction & clarification; working with CAD Production Designers, Engineers & suppliers to provide alternative manufacturing approaches to align with manufacturing capabilities and still maintain design integrity; Other direction/support as required
Proactively flag critical issues for consideration that may impact design and/or design aesthetic when creating and transferring Mock-Ups, Soft Prototypes, and at any point in the production life-cycle
Proactively flag critical issues for consideration that may impact manufacturing and/or quality of final product (e.g., meeting of tolerances, reliability between 3D FG WIP CAD and final product) when creating and transferring Mock-ups, Soft Prorotypes, and at any point in the production life-cycle
Support for Cross Functional Partners:
Interface with Director, Manager, Designers and cross-functional departments on project direction, review of Concept Art / CAD timelines and issues
Proactively provide mechanical/technical design leadership amongst coworkers. Communicate with JRDC counterparts on risks and opportunities
Archive appropriately, organize and maintain shared files
Support internal and external suppliers as needed by the project team to demonstrate product requirements and techniques
Aid in the creation of Work Instructions for internal and external suppliers
Collaboration and LeadershipLeadership:
Provide initial direction/ advice on construction, methods of fabrication for prototypes, costing and technical documentation.
- Remain current with industry standards and knowledge related but not limited to; Gold/Metalsmithing, and the application/use of advanced materials
Significant Model Making training and experience (with at least 10,000hrs of hands-on model making)
Manufacturing knowledge of jewelry and/or other related industries
Extensive experience working with jewelry materials (e.g., precious metals, and gemstones/diamonds
Significant experience building, repairing, and troubleshooting metalsmithing/materials manufacturing processes while maintaining design integrity
Experience applying formal training/skillset to developing a successful design/collection
Excellent written and verbal communication
Strong team player with a high level of professionalism
Ability to adapt and meet urgent timelines under high demand conditions
Bachelors degree or diploma in Jewelry Design, Jewlery Arts, Industrial or Fashion Design, or Engineering
Formal creative design training and experience, with a high degree of aesthetic sensibility
This position will utilize state of the art CAD/CAM and NX software, hardware and machine tools to create professional quality representations of Apple's Industrial and Mechanical Product Designs.
6+ years experience with 3-5 axis Computer Numerical Control programming skills to facilitate the manufacture of complex geometry utilizing vertical machining centers in a rapid prototyping environment.Create Computer Aided Designs of holding fixtures to orient and restrain free-formed surfaced parts during manufacturing.Create an intelligent process plan utilizing best practices that will yield a predictable end result very efficiently. Includes mentoring junior shop personnel and providing advice when necessary.Interrogate complex Computer Aided Design geometry and provide feedback to the design teams on issues regarding potential production tooling issues or problems with the 3D database.Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.Often acts as facilitator and team leader.Journeyman level machine operation and setup in a very low volume/fast turn prototyping environment.
These models are used to present new conceptual designs to the executive management team and validate our mechanical designs prior to committing to production tooling.In this position you will provide support to the design teams to validate last minute design changes prior to production ramp or to restore production line down situations as soon as possible.
2 year degree in Machining or Manufacturing preferred
Goodman is seeking a professional, skilled individual for our Model Maker position. The responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to fabricating prototypes parts from sketches and prints, assembling engineering prototype units to be tested in engineering labs. Working with design engineers in the development of new designs. Working with various materials and working with various machinery. If you meet the qualifications listed below, then we invite you to apply for our open position by visiting our website http://careersatgoodman.com/ and submitting your resume.
Houston-based Goodman is a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products for residential and commercial use and is a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd. . Goodman's products are predominantly marketed under the Goodman® and Amana® brand names, and are sold through company-operated and independent distribution networks with more than 950 total distribution points throughout North America. Goodman is ISO 14001:2004 accredited, an international certification that recognizes manufacturing processes and policies that are more environmentally sustainable. Daikin Industries is a Fortune 1000 company with more than 44,000 employees worldwide and is recognized as the number one HVAC manufacturer in the world. The company has manufacturing operations in 18 countries and a sales presence in more than 90 countries and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. For more information, visit www.goodmanmfg.com
Help with the design of new products being developed in engineering.
Fab parts from prints, sketches, and/or ideas discussed.
Build prototype and developmental units for testing and for fit and function of design.
Be able to work well as a team member as well as on your own.
Help with the support of the labs with test preparation.
Perform other job duties as needed and required.
High School or GED required.
Machinist Classes or Sheet metal classes a plus
Good communication skills – oral and in writing when required.
Working knowledge of the following a plus:
Hand brake, Press brake, Gas weld, Wire weld, Arc weld, Tig weld, Braze, Lathe, Power shear, Vacuum form molding, Mill, 3 axis programmable mill, Various saws, Metal Formers, Plastic Formers, 3D Printer, CNC Water Jet, Various hand formers and tools
CNC Machining center
Must be able to read prints and sketches.
Must be able to do sheet metal layout.
Some computer skills may be required – Microsoft Office and Design Cad
Good attendance record is required.
Excellent follow-up and attention to detail skills are required.
The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of a person's race, color, religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), creed, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, uniform service member or veteran status, ancestry, disability, physical or mental disability (including HIV/AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, request for protected leave, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age (over 40), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company will comply with all federal and state regulations and statutes pertaining to individuals with disabilities.
Model Maker: Constructs precision prototype parts and models from raw stock materials. Assembles mock-ups to simulate new product appearance. Interfaces with engineering on the design feasibility of machined, molded and cast parts and assemblies. Works from blueprints and sketches, and receives verbal and written instructions. Designs and constructs tools, molds, jigs and fixtures for assembly and manufacturing needs to meet production schedules and objectives.
Evaluates assignments and determines actions required
Duties involve analysis and new/ customized approaches
Solves complex problems of varying scope and complexity, requiring breadth/ depth of knowledge of technical discipline(s), operations and procedures
Requires higher education or specialized training/certification, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Typically minimum of 5 years relevant experience for entry to this level.
Requires extensive, specialized knowledge and skills to complete specialized tasks.
Uses machine tools to make or modify parts that conform to specifications and/or tolerances. Working from blueprints, process sheets, sketches and engineering specifications, determines assignment plan, layout, sequence of operations, and necessary tool adjustments required for operating and programming various types of manual and computerized machine shop equipment. Determines material, parts, and equipment required. Performs production, prototyping and/or new product introduction tasks, which may include: cutting and shaping of metal to precision dimensions, conventional and CNC milling, turning, grinding, wire EDM and fixture design. Conducts in-process inspection of machined parts against specified tolerances. May communicate directly with engineers to understand the purpose of a part assembly and to provide Design for Manufacturability (DFM) input.
- Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*
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Job ID : 23682
Our Hiring Company, a leading comprehensive supplier with over 300 manufacturing operations worldwide is looking for a MODEL MAKER for the model shop in its facility in beautiful West Michigan.
With operations in 5 continents, this company has a global footprint which allows them to support every major customer in the world.
If you are interested in working for an organization that focuses on delivering superior value to their customers through innovative processes and world class manufacturing, and strives to be the employer of choice by ethics and innovation, than this opportunity could be for you!
The MODEL MAKER will be responsible for building one-of-a-kind prototype models from metals, plastics, and wood to demonstrate new ideas and to prove feasibility in support of new product development.
Day-to-Day Duties May Include: Working through fit/finish of parts to ensure feasibility before a product is manufactured Preparing design ideas in three-dimensional form through the construction of prototype models, creates silicon molds, and produces castings from those molds to reproduce products Generating and preparing design ideas for engineering and sales to show function, continuity, dimensional accuracy, and manufacturing techniques for short and long-term projects Maintaining product design tools and equipment Remaining technically current and researching and recommending new materials Interfacing with internal and external contacts
Associate's degree or equivalent Prototype Modeling or Design experience Minimum 1 year of related experience in CNC programming and operating knowledge Strong computer skills and ability to manage design files and allocate resources Experience in automotive industry strongly preferred Interested Candidates please send your resume in WORD format to For other exciting career opportunities at JBL Resources, please visit our website:
JBL Resources is proud to have earned the reputation of being a premier provider of top talent professionals in the fields of engineering, human resources, logistics, operations, and supply chain management.
As specialists in both permanent placement and contract services, our mission is to help companies and individuals become all they were created to be.
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Model Maker (000000006173)
Responsible for the completion of prototype models in support of multiple and/or complex (mid to large-size) product development projects with limited or no guidance. Coordinate work using internal and external resources and lead a team of model makers as needed. Uses a variety of processes and materials to demonstrate new ideas and prove feasibility. Interacts with designers and engineers in collaborative hands on environment by providing suggestions and recommendations for improvement/refinement. Designs and creates own tools, dies, fixtures, set-ups, and molds as necessary. Has technical knowledge of processes and materials to fabricate an aesthetically acceptable, structurally sound and cost effective product. Provides guidance to Designers, Engineers and Model Makers as needed. Provides input and assistance in support of department objectives. Practice good housekeeping. Research tools (process, workflow), technology, capability and experience to prototype to speed solution. Consult and provide recommendations for improvement/refinement of products. Leverage expertise in technical knowledge of processes and materials to develop an appropriate/effective model based on quality, cost, and timing needs defined by product teams. Actively pursue emerging technologies to explore other perspectives outside of office furniture norms. Opportunity to convert/transfer and impart integration to processes.
Demonstrates good time management and project coordination skills.
Knowledge of construction techniques as to the materials, machinery and tooling involved. Ability to work with hands to create sculptured effects and finely tailored models to represent function, appearance and design.
Ability in operating a variety of equipment relative to applied area of modeling (mills, lathes, brake presses, punch press, shear, laser, welding, upholstery equipment, wood equipment, etc.).
Ability to read prints and the analytical skill to determine the needs of requestor.
Ability to collaborate and communicate detailed technical information to all audiences (Engineering, Design, etc.).
Ability to effectively verbalize and prototype concepts or applications that clearly communicates solution and/or design intent.
Requires use of problem solving techniques and decision-making methods.
Proficient in basic computer skills and various software packages. (M.S. office, email. CAD/Cam a plus)
Collaborate with product teams the prototyping and apply new and emerging materials, processes and modeling methods.
Ability to determine when and where to apply materials in modeling.
Engage in spontaneous interactions that are active, timely, and well balanced between listening and sharing
Support hands on learning for Peers, Design, and Engineering through an environment that promotes coaching, teaching, and humility – inviting rather than intimidating
Model Maker journeyman card or equivalent work experience. BS/BA degree preferred
Experience in a model making or related technical field.
Participate in Professional Organizations to promote learning and partnerships.
Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.
Steelcase offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including profit sharing.
To learn more about our company, and our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®, please visit our website at www.steelcase.com.
Tool & Model Maker A / Grand Prairie, TX
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In this role the applicant must be able to layout and fabricate a variety of tools such as simple jigs, and fixtures and patterns to close tolerances. Develop and fabricate simple templates and form blocks.
Layout, fabricate, assemble and finish small scale display models, simple mockup parts and details. Work from templates, sketches, drawings, change orders and verbal instructions. Build simple frames and supports and operate model shop machines including wood lathes, drill presses and use wood working hand tools.
Needs to be able to develop and fabricate form blocks and flat pattern templates involving compound angles and irregular contours. Must also be able to check work performed against requirements for accuracy and operation sequence using precision measuring equipment, such as dial calipers, micrometers, scales and gauges. Must assist lower labor grade employees to carry out assignments.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience developing and fabricating complex jigs and fixtures.
Experience using precision measuring equipment.
Experience using laser tracking systems.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Job Location(s): Grand Prairie Texas
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Model Maker / Sheet Metal Craftsman (Pos-212520)
Support all activities in the New Product Development groups by the fabrication of new parts or the assembly of working Prototype merchandisers, using the necessary equipment to produce a high quality product.
1.Work in collaboration with the designer and engineers developing new product using the modular concept to minimize the duplication of component parts and to streamline assembly methods.
2.Manufacture prototype merchandisers using material bills, drawings or sketches.
3.Effectively, efficiently and safely utilize the equipment in the Model Shop to support all areas of New Product Development to produce parts, prototypes or models.
4.Coordinate efforts with all the areas of manufacturing in the scheduling and procuring components or parts to ensure a timely and efficient completion to assigned projects.
5.Document changes during the prototype stages of developing new product and communicates changes to the designer or engineer assigned to the project.
6.Assist in the implementation of new products into the manufacturing areas either in Bridgeton or off site manufacturing facilities.
Must be able to read and comprehend blue prints and material bills.
Must be able to read wiring diagrams and be able to assemble and wire case components.
Must have a basic knowledge of refrigeration components and be certified in brazing.
Associates Degree Highly preferred.
Certification in refrigerated systems a plus but not required.
EPA certification for refrigerate handling.
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Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Total salary varies depending on location of position
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
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4.) Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.
5.) May be required to drive a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license may be required for the position.
6.) Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
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