Model and Mold Maker
Form plaster models and construct molds from models.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Model and Mold Makers do?
Forms plaster models from drawings or blueprints, and constructs molds from model to cast brick or tile products: Mixes water and powder or catalytic compound, and clay, according to specifications, to form plaster. Places plaster on worktable. Cuts, shapes, and finishes plaster according to model specifications, using knife, strips of wood, and fingers. Pours measured amount of plaster into wooden mold form. Coats dry model with soap solution to facilitate removal. Places model into wet plaster to form hand of mold. Removes model from hardened half mold and repeats process to form completed mold.
Should I be a Model and Mold Maker?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
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How to become a Model and Mold Maker
Model and Mold Makers 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.
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