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Model Makers create models for different uses; their work is needed in fields like architecture, product design, and visual effects. Common duties of a Model Maker are discussing brief with client, drawing models or using computer-aided design software, presenting initial ideas to clients, building the actual models, adding moving parts to models, and completing finishing processes such as hand coloring. Resume samples in the field make display of skills such as design expertise, knowledge of relevant software, being able to create technical drawings, practical skills, and creativity. Experience and a portfolio of work are more important than formal education.

1

Tool and Model Maker

Developed processes to build tools and model parts utilizing a variety of machine tool and inspection equipment to precise specifications, meeting both estimates and schedules.

  • Provided line support for several departments with creative solution to improve the process and minimize down time.
  • Selected for CNC area to provide prototype components to engineering and test groups.
  • Designed upgrades and enhancements to process equipment for disk and file build areas that reduced maintenance time.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
Advanced Machine Tool Technology
2

Model Maker

Supervised the activities at the Delphi Technical Center Model Shop and shop development. Accountable toolmaker that provided machining service, maintained shop machinery and tooling for more than 100 technical and mechanical customers. Initiated a 5S program and increased shop productivity over 50%.

  • Programed and operated CNC Bridgeport mills, Hardinge lathes and grinders
  • Restructured shop layout to create efficient work flow and utilization for the team
  • Reorganized stock, improved inventory control that saved 40% in layout and setup time
  • Taught 25-30 engineers and technicians basic to precision machining skills each year
  • Designed and machined universal tools and fixtures to minimize setup time
  • Machined validation test fixtures and concept parts for product development projects
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Project Management
AAS
Apprentice Training
BS
Business Administration
3

Senior Model Maker / Mold Maker

Made plaster model shapes using wood jigs and carved details, using carving tools.

  • Supervised ceramic department in delivering the order on time.
  • Managed 5 team members, working on each step to finalize with a glaze finish.
  • Painted lamps and parts in spray booth. Touch up paint with brush.
  • Used lath to turn model to shape and foam, wood, plaster and plastic resins materials.
  • Worked closely with designer from their cad drawings to achieve the prototype.
  • Demonstrated new techniques to accelerate project to finish on time.
  • Submitted production reports for ceramic department
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Painting & Sculpture
4

Model Maker/trade Show Coordinator

Build models from drawings using Pro Engineer as a reference tool. Post processing parts from Stereolithograpy (SLA) to ready parts for models. Create additional parts by hand to complete model. Paint the completed model.

  • Operate a variety of tools to cut, shape mold, mill and paint models. The tools include: table saw (SawStop), lathes, 5 axis mill, band saw, sanders, planer, vacuum form machine, shear, spray guns and hand tools. Performing all shop maintenance on tools and shop area.
  • Build custom crates to ship models worldwide.
  • Coordinate international and domestic trade show freight working with international trade and compliance to ensure all freight is licensed and recorded. Managing the trade show warehouse and creating an Excel inventory of all trade show assets.
  • Coordinate all, on property, special events. Supervising a team of 3-8 individuals to set up and break down company events.
  • Built and maintain the Lockheed Martin MFC Centennial Museum.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
5

Model Maker/rapid Prototyping

Modelmaker/Rapid Prototyping

  • Inspected urethane castings for quality control procedures.
  • Performed finishing procedures on castings using Dremel tools, files, chisels, and sanding.
  • Developed assembly line type techniques to speed finishing process on mass produced parts.
  • Finished SLA and Objet parts for molding patterns with the use of sanding, files, and primer.
  • Produced wood mold boxes utilizing basic carpentry skills with table saw and drill press.
  • Using oil based clay, created a parting line around the pattern before pouring silicone rubber.
  • Turned various gage pins for parts and molds using basic lathe skills.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
6

Senior Model Maker

  • 3-5 Axis CNC Programming and setup
  • Produce models used to present new conceptual designs to the executive management and validate mechanical designs prior to committing to production tooling.
  • CNC Programming and CAD Design using NX
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
AS
Associate of Science
Machine Trades
7

Model Maker\designer

  • Set up mold making shop and training personnel.
  • CNC machining using Virtual Gibbs software.
  • Sketch and render designs on paper and CAD for clients.
  • Fabricating models utilizing plastics to welding steel.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Industrial Design
Design
Painting And Sculpting

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