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Upholstery Product Development Pattern Maker (132</span>)

Vanguard Furniture

Last Updated: 8/03/20

Job Description

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

• Read blueprints, drawings, or written specifications to determine sizes and shapes of patterns and required machine setups.
• Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
• 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.
• Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
• Verify dimensions of completed patterns, using templates, straightedges, calipers, or protractors.
• Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
• Set up, operate, and adjust a variety of woodworking machines such as band saws and lathes to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications.
• Set equipment controls to meet cutting specifications.
• Operate woodworking equipment.
• Trim, smooth, and shape surfaces, and plane, shave, file, scrape, and sand models to attain specified shapes, using hand tools.
• Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces.
• Trim excess material from workpieces.
• Design templates or patterns.
• Construct wooden models, templates, full scale mock-ups, jigs, or molds for shaping parts of products.
• Build production molds.
• Estimate costs for patternmaking jobs.
• Estimate costs of products, services, or materials.
• Compute dimensions, areas, volumes, and weights.
• Calculate dimensions of workpieces, products, or equipment
• Mark identifying information such as colors or codes on patterns, parts, and templates to indicate assembly methods.
• Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
• Issue patterns to designated machine operators.
• Must be able to meet deadlines, be detail oriented, and keep notes.
• Maintain continued learning of new styles as developed by PD and merchandising.
• Maintain neat and orderly work station.
• Wears required safety glasses, work shoes and other PPE as defined for work areas; woks safely and reports unsafe conditions to department supervisor.
• Performs stretching exercises to relieve bodily tensions and warm, relax muscles.
• Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong organizational, communication, leadership skills.
• Previous knowledge of work-related skills as pertains to pattern making.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, including AS400, Outlook, Fortis, Global Search, ECAD, Photoshop, Access and Excel.

Company Details

Vanguard Furniture

Conover, North Carolina, United States