Pattern Maker 1

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Date: Apr 28, 2024

Location: Augusta, AR, US, 72006

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  11003  

Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.


  • Job Title: Pattern Maker 1
  • Job Code: 1707100
  • Approved Date: 07/11/2023
  • Job Family: Pattern Shop Arkansas
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Work Location: Augusta, AR
  • Career Level: PRODUCTION (PROD-3)


Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of a variety of different types of machine shop equipment. Supports manufacturing and facilities personal by using skills and abilities to fabricate, modify and repair a vast array of machines and components in a safe and timely manner. Performs economically feasible repairs to the greatest extent possible with stock or purchased parts and available tools.


  • Set up and operate a wide variety of manual and CNC machine tools and hand finishing operations on metal and urethane materials to be used as patterns and cores.
  • Determine operation sequence, draft and shrinkage allowances, location of cores, parting lines, gating, and core related needs working to very close tolerances.
  • Inspect and check pattern equipment for necessary repairs and replacements to maintain in proper condition as required.
  • Compute ratios to mix and pour plastic patterns.
  • Review trial sheets and sample castings and modify patterns as necessary.
  • Own and maintain tool box and necessary tools to measure tooling and set-up the various machines in Pattern Shop
  • Use a wide variety of precision measuring devices.
  • Perform scheduled alignment of mold machine.
  • Reverse engineer worn or broken machine parts of various machinery in house so as to keep production in operation.
  • Works in a safe and orderly manner at all times. Adheres to plant, department and area rules and regulations.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area at all times
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Other, please specify : Vocational / Technical Program Completion
  • <1 year Completed or Attending Advanced Machining School
  • <1 year Started Apprenticeship
  • Actively identifies problems and opportunities for change and implements solutions where appropriate.
  • Actively listens to others and objectively considers others’ ideas and opinions, even when they conflict with one’s own.
  • Actively seeks information to understand customers’ circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs.
  • Approaches change or newness positively.
  • Critical thinking and analytical proficiency.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing business needs.
  • Organizational skills with ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Read and understand blueprints.
  • Working knowledge of die casting, injection molding, machining and/or fabrication.


Physical Demands

  • Occasionally 1-33%: Hand Movement - Fine Manipulation
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Hand Movement - Gross Grasping
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Hand Movement - Simple Grasping
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Reach above shoulder
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Sit
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Squat
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Stoop/Bend
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Twist/Turn
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Climb
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Push/Pull
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Repetitive hand/wrist
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Stand
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Walk


  • Occasionally 1-33%: Lift / Carry 26-50 lbs.
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Lift / Carry 1-10 lbs.

Visual Demands

  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

Work Environment & Hazards

  • Occasionally 1-33%: Machine movement or vibration
  • Occasionally 1-33%: Slip hazard
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Chemical exposure



Organizational level support, operational, technical, skilled, or semi-skilled positions, operating in a “hands-on” environment is the support of daily operations.  

  • Applies a full range of specialized skills and job knowledge; requires some guidance to adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs.
  • Sometimes works on tasks that are varied and complex.
  • Performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision.
  • Works within a functional team.

Sloan is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  This job description may be reviewed and modified at any time.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Excludes individuals covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.


We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

YOU Belong at Sloan

We are intentional in building an inclusive culture that embraces different voices, ideas, and backgrounds. We commit to continuing this ever-growing journey with and for our employees, customers, partners, and community. We are better together when we can be ourselves.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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