Foam Rubber Molder

Tend hydraulic steam presses that heat molds.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Foam Rubber Molders do?

Tends hydraulic steam press that heats molds filled with mixture of foam rubber particles and latex to form cushions and mattresses: Carries filled mold from mixing machine to table of press. Smooths mixture in mold to distribute it evenly. Positions top cover on mold and places mold on press bed. Turns valve to lower ram against mold that heats and cures mixture. Removes mold, dumps molded product, and places it on storage rack. May grind foam rubber scrap, using electrically powered grinding machine. May mix ground foam rubber particles with latex, using mixing machine, and fill molds with mixture [MIXER, FOAM RUBBER].


Should I be a Foam Rubber Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Molder, Foam Rubber

    How to become a Foam Rubber Molder

    Most Foam Rubber 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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