Knock-Out Hand

Remove plaster-forming mandrels from cured plastic products.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Knock-Out Hands do?

Removes plaster-forming mandrels from cured plastic products: Places product in tank of water to loosen product from mandrel. Pounds product with mallet to break plaster, utilizing knowledge of plastics to avoid damaging product. Immerses product in water to wash out remaining plaster. Cuts bands of reinforcing tape from product, using knife.


Should I be a Knock-Out Hand?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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: Knocker Off, Knocker Out, Knockout Man

    How to become a Knock-Out Hand

    Knock-Out Hands 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 Knock-Out Hand-related education!
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