Automobile Carpets Molder

Tend machines that mold nonwoven carpets used in automobiles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automobile Carpets Molders do?

Tends machines that mold nonwoven carpet used in automobiles: Places carpet blank into oven that heats carpet to prepare carpet for molding. Sprays insides of stationary mold with silicone fluid, using pump sprayer, to prevent sticking. Places jute backing over steel pins in stationary mold. Removes heated carpet from oven, smooths carpet over mold, and secures carpet over jute on stationary mold. Observes carpet to detect defects, such as wrinkling and drawn edges, that indicate overheating of carpet. Turns dial on oven to adjust heating cycle. Presses button to lower upper mold onto stationary mold to press, cool, shape, and bond carpet and jute backing to fit sections of automobile. Removes carpet from mold and places carpet on trim buck. Presses button to lower holding device that secures carpet in position for trimming. Trims carpet along trim line, using utility knife. Hammers carpet, using mallet, to remove knockout sections on trim buck. Sprays adhesive onto bottom of exposed carpet to reattach loose jute, using spray can.

Should I be an Automobile Carpets Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Molder, Automobile Carpets

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