Mold Carpenter

Construct and repair wooden brick-and-tile molds and patterns.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mold Carpenters do?

Constructs and repairs wooden brick-and-tile molds and patterns or constructs wooden forms for molding concrete mixtures in manufacture of concrete products, and performs general maintenance carpentry duties: Lays out and marks measurements on material from blueprints, drawings, or samples, shapes material to size with handtools or power saw, fits mold sections with hand plane, chisel, or jointer, and joins sections with wood screws to construct new molds or patterns. Removes damaged or worn parts and fashions and screws new parts in place to repair molds. Performs general maintenance carpentry, such as repairing wooden doors, sills, floors, and stairways [CARPENTER, MAINTENANCE]. May cut sheet metal mold linings and edge coverings to size, using chisel, hacksaw, and shears, and screw them in place. May make rubber molds when irregular surfaces of product require flexible molds. May make plastic molds by applying successive layers of liquid plastic and fiberglass cloth around model.


Should I be a Mold Carpenter?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Carpenter, Mold, Molding Fitter

    How to become a Mold Carpenter

    Mold Carpenters 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 Mold Carpenter-related education!
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