Journeyman Patternmaker

Posted on 2021-03-31


Neenah Foundry Company
Neenah, WI

Position Details

50+ Hours per Week
Full Time | Regular
This is an hourly position.
$20.88 -$29.61
Start Date: 2021-03-31

Candidate Requirements

Journeyman's Card Education
5+ years
None Security Clearance

Job Summary

· Build patterns, core boxes, core masks, etc. according to the instructions provided.
· Maintain patterns, core boxes, core masks, fixtures, manipulators, etc.
· Make pattern boards and plates, and other “stock” parts to be used in building tooling.
· Make and install gating on patterns.
· Patch or repair pattern, core boxes, etc.

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Edu & Exp




Working under the direction of the Pattern Shop Manager/Supervisor, and in accordance with general Pattern Shop procedures and practices, and Neenah Foundry Safety Procedures, the incumbent will:

  • Build Patterns, Core boxes, etc. – in accordance with the blueprints and other work instructions provided to the Patternmaker
  • Build and Install Gating Systems on Patterns and Core Boxes – in a manner consistent with the instructions provided on the Pattern Shop Work Order, and the gating instructions provided.
  • Patch or Repair Patterns and Core Boxes – using appropriate materials and methods to restore the original contours.
  • Program, setup, & run CNC Machines - to produce new tooling, make repairs to existing plates, cut plates, core masks, core fixtures, checking fixtures, etc.
  • Create and Maintain 3-D solid models using MasterCam, SolidWorks, etc. – For the purpose of building patterns, core boxes, core masks, core fixtures, etc.
  • Clean and Polish Pattern Equipment – in a manner that assures the pattern will run in a satisfactory manner in the foundry
  • Reproduce Existing or Master Patterns – or core equipment with the use of synthetic materials.
  • Perform or Assist With Basic Shop Duties Such as – Load and unload trucks, changing saw and jointer blades, basic shop, and machine maintenance.


2nd shift: 2:00 – 10:00 (Plus Saturdays as scheduled)

It is understood that Journeyman Patternmaker employees may perform any, and all work within the skill levels of the job, as represented by the above duties, and that Patternmakers will be used to perform duties requiring Journeyman Patternmaker skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.88 - $29.61 per hour

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • General knowledge of foundry operations particularly as they relate to the success of patterns, core boxes, fixtures, and manipulators produced

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp
  • Successful completion of an Apprenticeship Program as specified by the Company is required or must have worked in a pattern shop a minimum of 5 years
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • No travel requirements

Candidates for positions with NEI, Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screen. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.