Pattern Maker

Bingham & Taylor Corp
Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
Posted 12 days ago
OtherEnergy, Mining & Utilities

Responsible for making new tooling (Foundry Patterns and Core Box) by machining process and following the drawing provided by design engineer. Perform repair on existing tooling to modify the tooling based on requirements. Knowledgeable enough to run manual and CNC machining equipment with a wide variety of materials. These duties are to be performed within safety, quality, and production standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

include the following. Other duties may be assigned that pertain to this classification.

  • Make new tooling (Foundry Patterns and Core Box) by machining different material using manual machining equipment like lathe, horizontal and vertical milling machines.
  • Perform regular repair and modification on existing tooling.
  • Knowledgeable enough to set and run CNC machining equipment.
  • Support tooling repair and modification for Injection molding and blow moldings tools.
  • Support other machining requirements by different operation departments.
  • Assemble pattern sections, using hand tools, bolts, screws, rivets, glue, and/or welding equipment.
  • Perform regular pattern changeovers for production.
  • Clean and finish patterns or templates, using emery cloths, files, scrapers, and power grinders.
  • Construct fixtures for different departments and process as needed.
  • Design and create templates, patterns, or core boxes according to work orders, sample parts, or mockups.
  • Lay out and draw or scribe patterns onto material, using compasses, protractors, rulers, scribes, or other instruments.
  • Mark identification numbers or symbols onto patterns or templates.
  • Paint or lacquer patterns.
  • Read and interpret blueprints or drawings of parts to be cast or patterns to be made; then compute dimensions and plan operational sequences.
  • Repair and rework templates and patterns.
  • Set up and operate machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, grinders, and CNCs in order to machine castings or patterns.
  • Verify conformance of patterns or template dimensions to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers.
  • Understanding about new additive manufacturing like 3D printing and 3D Scanning for developing tooling.
Education / Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years of machining experience with Foundry tooling preferred.
  • Proficient in machining skills using manual equipment like lathe, milling machine, drill press, grinders.
  • Proficient in setting and operating CNC is a plus.


  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.


  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standing, stooping and squatting can be expected along with repetitive lifting or with other means transfer of tooling, parts, containers and raw materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception and ability to focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The performance of this position normally requires exposure to typical manufacturing areas that require the use of personal protective equipment: Steel toed shoes and Safety Glasses.

Primary environment: Temperature of work area may be affected by outside temperatures and machining. Industrial lighting provided.

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