Counter Molder

Tend machines that mold shoe counters into shape of heel.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Counter Molders do?

Tends machine that molds shoe counter into shape of heel: Places counter on head of mold. Regulates temperature of mold as specified for material being used, such as cloth, fiber, or lumite. Depresses pedal to exert pressure on mold and form counter. May be designated according to type of counter material as Ciaio-Counter Molder.


Should I be a Counter 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: Chocolate Molder, Ciaio-Counter Molder

    How to become a Counter Molder

    Counter 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 Counter Molder-related education!
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