Nidec Minster Corporation
  • Operations
  • Minster, OH, USA
  • Based upon Experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full complement of benefits, health, life, 401k, short & Long term disability

Pattern Maker Assistant

Nidec Minster Corporation's Pattern Shop provides pattern and prototype products and services to the foundry industry as well as Minster's own gray and ductile iron foundry. The current openings are a result of planned growth and the introduction of new technology, methods and materials. The basic function is as follows: A Pattern Set-up person will perform condition changes to patterns, repair patterns as required, and provide support to our Journeyman Patternmakers. In addition, this position is to provide support as needed for pattern set-up for our metal castings operation that will include delivery of patterns, set-up of rapid turnaround patterns in our foundry operation, gating set-up, prototypes, Styrofoam and low volume production. This work will be completed in the pattern shop, foundry, pattern storage facilities and occasional travel to vendor locations. A working knowledge of equipment used in pattern making and pattern repair is required.


  • Retrieve and set-up patterns, core boxes and gating for production using trucks, forklifts all locations.
  • Complete work timely to ensure deliveries are made on time.
  • Understand and apply quality standards to ensure pattern performs as intended.
  • Perform pre-work and post work duties to support Journeyman Pattern Makers.
  • Identify, patch and repair existing patterns to improve assembly issues.
  • Operate equipment used in the production and repair of patterns made from a variety of materials.
  • Reading of blue prints and the use of basic measuring instruments is required.



This position is anticipated to be a prelude to a Pattern Maker Apprentice. Ideal candidates will have skills or demonstrate the aptitude in the following areas: Higher level math skills Blue print reading and/or GD & T Skills consistent with the machining trades. Use of precession measuring instruments Use of various hand tools and precession machinery used in the manufacture of patterns Exposure to CAD and CNC machine programming.

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