Bowling Ball Molder

Tend presses that mold cover material on bowling-ball cores.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bowling Ball Molders do?

Tends presses that mold cover material on bowling-ball cores preparatory to steam curing, performing any combination of following duties: Cuts rubber cover stock to approximate size, using knife, and lays specified number of rubber squares in mold half. Positions mold half under press ram and presses button to lower ram into mold to shape rubber. Places bowling-ball core in every other mold with marked, weighted area away from seam. Places cover, mold half on core, and pushes pins through mold flanges to hold halves in position. Places mold into press and presses button to lower ram and to mold cover to core. Pulls flash from mold seam and places or pounds brackets onto mold flange to hold mold together during curing. Opens press, pounds pins out of flange, and stacks mold on pallet. May clean cores prior to molding operations, using cabinet sandblast equipment.


Should I be a Bowling Ball Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Golf Ball Molder, Metal Baler, Scrap Baler

    How to become a Bowling Ball Molder

    Most Bowling Ball Molders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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