Profession doll maker

Doll makers design, create and repair dolls using various materials such as porcelain, wood or plastic. They build moulds of forms and attach parts using adhesives and handtools.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Toys and games trends

    Latest developments in the games and toys industry.

  • Toys and games safety recommendations

    Safety instructions of games and toys, according to the materials they are composed of.

  • Toys and games industry

    Types of products available in the games and toys industry and of the major suppliers in the field.

Skills

  • Pack goods

    Pack different kinds of goods such as finished manufactured products or goods in use. Pack goods by hand in boxes, bags and other types of containers.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Inspect toys and games for damage

    Identify damage and cracks in games and toys in the store; take appropriate actions to remedy.

  • Design dolls

    Create a model of the doll using creativity and computer skills.

  • Perform toys finishing

    Put the finishing touches to toys such as painting details, adding embroideries or markings, mounting hair, eyes and teeth.

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Fill moulds

    Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.

  • Assemble toys

    Fit body parts and accessories together using different tools and techniques depending on the toy materials such as gluing, welding, screwing or nailing.

  • Construct moulds

    Construct moulds for the casting of objects in plaster, clay, glass, plastic or metal. Use casting machines and materials such as rubber, plaster or fibreglass.

  • Extract products from moulds

    Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate plastic machinery manage different pottery materials finish plastic products create smooth wood surface materials for doll creation use painting techniques stuff toys join wood elements maintain moulds types of toy materials manipulate wood create clay figures heat materials select mould types techniques for doll creation insert mould structures operate wood sawing equipment types of pottery material manipulate plastic woodturning polish clay products stain wood 3d printing process sand wood sew pieces of fabric create sculptures match product moulds 3d modelling textile materials toys and games categories