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    Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings .

    Compute dimensions, areas, volumes, and weights. Construct wooden models, templates, full scale mock-ups, jigs, and/or molds for shaping parts of products. Correct patterns to compensate for defects in castings. Divide patterns into sections according to shapes of castings to facilitate removal of patterns from molds. Fit, fasten, and assemble wood parts together to form patterns, models, or sections, using glue, nails, dowels, bolts, and screws. Lay out patterns on wood stock and draw outlines of units, sectional patterns, or full-scale mock-ups of products, based on blueprint specifications and sketches, and using marking and measuring devices. Read blueprints, drawings, or written specifications to determine sizes and shapes of patterns and required machine setups. Select lumber to be used for patterns. Set up, operate, and adjust a variety of woodworking machines such as bandsaws and lathes to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications. Trim, smooth, and shape surfaces, and plane, shave, file, scrape, and sand models to attain specified shapes, using hand tools. Verify dimensions of completed patterns, using templates, straightedges, calipers, and/or protractors. Collect and store patterns and lumber. Finish completed products or models with shellac, lacquer, wax, or paint. Glue fillets along interior angles of patterns. Inventory equipment and supplies, ordering parts and tools as necessary. Issue patterns to designated machine operators. Maintain pattern records for reference. Mark identifying information such as colors or codes on patterns, parts, and templates to indicate assembly methods. Repair broken or damaged patterns. Estimate costs for patternmaking jobs.

    Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Building and Construction -- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.