Job Description

Digital Modelmaker

Job Responsibilities
• Leads low to medium model making projects and prototype development with basic mechanical features working from drawings, sketches, and verbal instructions.
• Utilizes CAD applications to support projects when required or beneficial.
• Receives direction from Leads and partners with D&D personnel on projects.
• Assists in ideation and invention on projects when appropriate.
• Supports modelmaking for meetings, trade shows, testing, etc.
• Cross-trains to increase skillset and knowledge.
• Adheres to safe working practices.
• Supports maintenance of work areas and equipment.
• Supports other functional areas as needed.

Functional Knowledge
• Working understanding of model making practices.
• Working understanding of at least one specialized process i.e., roto-molding, mold making, casting, color matching, painting, scanning, laser cutting, CNC, 3DP, etc.
• Working understanding of shop machinery i.e., mill, drill press, lathe, grinder, table saw, band saw, etc.
• Experience with one or more 3D CAD applications i.e., Creo, SolidWorks, Rhino, Freeform, ZBrush, Alias, etc.
• Strong communication, analytical, and organizational skills preferred.
• Utilization of applications i.e., Outlook, Teams, Zoom, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. preferred.
• Understanding of engineering and manufacturing requirements helpful
Education/Experience (one or more of the following)
• Completion of a certified apprenticeship program including CAD training and utilization.
• College or trade school plus work experience as a modelmaker with CAD utilization for consumer products or toys.
• Work experience as a modelmaker with CAD utilization for consumer products or toys with demonstrable advancement of skills and responsibilities.


It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.