Machine Molder

Operate molding machines to form sand molds.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Molders do?

Operates molding machine to form sand molds used in production of metal castings: Assembles flask, pattern, and follow board on molding table of machine. Sifts sand over pattern, using riddle, and fills flask with sand by opening hopper or using shovel. Packs sand around pattern contours, using ramming tool or pneumatic hammer. Starts machine that compacts sand in flask to form mold. Cuts pouring spout and vents in mold, using sprue cutter and wire. Lifts cope half of flask off drag half and removes pattern. Cleans cavity of mold, using airhose. Positions cores in drag, and assembles cope and drag. May set cores in mold cavity. May install pattern on bed of machine, and adjust pressure of ram. May be designated by machine operated as Machine Molder, Roll-Over; Machine Molder, Squeeze; or product molded as Molder, Fitting.

Should I be a Machine Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Machine Line Molder, Machine Molder, Roll-Over, Machine Molder, Squeeze, Mat Roller

    How to become a Machine Molder

    Most Machine 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:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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