CAREER

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$35,440

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-6.1% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic Do

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

Other Job Titles Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic May Have

Bed Laborer, Caster, Fabricator, Injection Molding Machine Operator, Machine Operator, Mold Mechanic, Molder, Molding Line Operator, Press Operator

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Read work orders or examine parts to determine parts or sections of products to be produced.
  • Trim or remove excess material, using scrapers, knives, or band saws.
  • Brush or spray mold surfaces with parting agents or insert paper into molds to ensure smoothness and prevent sticking or seepage.
  • Engrave or stamp identifying symbols, letters, or numbers on products.
  • Assemble, insert, and adjust wires, tubes, cores, fittings, rods, or patterns into molds, using hand tools and depth gauges.

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