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GEMINI INCORPORATED Technical Pattern Maker - 2nd Shift in Decorah, Iowa

*Gemini is currently seeking a Technical Pattern Maker to join our team on 2nd shift in Decorah, IA! This is a great opportunity to work with a creative team to produce high-quality, custom plaques. Our ideal candidate has a high-level computer aptitude and strong attention for detail. The minimum starting pay is \$18.80 per hour, taking experience into consideration. Benefits start in less than 30 days! *

* Would you like to become part of a company leading in its field of work? Do you value a family setting where individuals are heard and further developed toward their personal and professional goals? Here at Gemini, we know what it means to be human, and we strive to make sure our employees feel valued. *

Due to our incredible family of employees, we have grown substantially and are looking to grow our team further with like-minded individuals that share in our company values: Teamwork, Respect, Honesty, Curiosity, Stability, Stewardship, Customer Focus, and Diversity.

As a leader in the signage manufacturing industry, Gemini, Inc. has been providing stability to our employees for 60 years.

* *Purpose Statement:

To support the goals and vision of Gemini Incorporated by directing and managing product line operations with responsibilities for safety, quality, delivery, cost, member development, maintenance, and continuous improvement.

Job Function:

Under general supervision the individual will create, repair, and rig wood and plastic patterns. They will mix and fill molding frames and core boxes with epoxies and urethane. Individual will edit artwork and operate all equipment in the pattern shop.

* *Essential Functions:

  • Reviews work orders to ensure familiarization with job requirements, discussing details with the Plant Supervisor
  • Reviews artwork for manufacturability. Cleans and edits files as necessary with graphic arts software.
  • Sets up and operates a CNC router to produce desired components to complete the orders.
  • Sets up and operates Haas mills to produce dimensional patterns
  • Creates prints and polymers to prepare for patterns.
  • Utilizes 3D printers to create molds.
  • May construct or repair wood patterns using templates, power and hand tools.
  • Mixes epoxy and urethane and fills cavities with the appropriate materials for the casting of letters.
  • May fabricate jigs and fixtures for pattern and shop production.
  • Paints patterns and boxes with paints, sealers, and releases using spray gun or brush.
  • May build core boxes and cast cavities from fabricated patterns
  • Repairs damaged patterns in a timely manner to assure a minimum of disruption in the molding department.
  • Transports finished patterns and tools to appropriate storage areas.
  • Documents working procedures used in the production of patterns.
  • Periodically review required shop materials to ensure that an adequate supply of such materials are available for production requirements.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work area at all times, cleaning dust collecting system daily or as required.
  • Completes records of department production including waste materials and units produced.
  • Constantly works toward producing products that are acceptable by company standards of quality
  • Performs all duties in a safe manner following all safety procedures at all times.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with employees.
  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as directed

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or demonstrated equivalency through work experience
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • 1-year experience in production environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Illustrator/Corel Draw
  • Experience with Artcam/Composer
  • Experience with Table Saw and Band Saw
  • Experience with CNC and Milli g Operation
  • Experience with 3D printing


  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave)
  • Competitive Financial Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k)
  • Productivity Cash Bonus
  • Insurance (Health/Dental/Vision/Life)
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Stewardship Day
  • Use of Company Owned Resort in Hayward, WI

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Following receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete additional job-related screening processes as permitted or required by applicable law.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Gemini will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. For additional assistance email;or call[(507) 263-3957]{title="ShoreTel Web Dialer: 915072633957"}and ask for the Human Resources Representative assigned to the location of interest.

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We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.