Bench Molder

Cast metal molds to form jewelry articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bench Molders do?

Casts metal molds to form jewelry articles: Forms plaster mold of model. Builds sand mold in flask, using plaster mold as pattern. Places flask in furnace or heats flask with blowtorch to dry and harden sand mold. Removes plaster mold from flask. Melts metal in crucible or furnace, and pours molten metal into channel of sand mold to cast metal mold. Opens flask and removes metal mold when metal has hardened, using pliers or tongs.

Should I be a Bench Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bench Molder Apprentice, Jewelry Bench Molder, Molder, Bench

    How to become a Bench Molder

    Bench Molders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Bench Molder-related education!
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