Mold Cleaner

Clean, store, and distribute molds used to form rubber goods.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mold Cleaners do?

Cleans, stores, and distributes molds used to form rubber goods: Conveys molds to presses according to work orders, manually or using handtruck. Sprays molds with steam to remove protective oil or cleaning fluid. Immerses used molds in tank of hot cleaning fluid, manually or using hoist, to loosen adhering rubber particles. Removes rubber particles from mold cavities, using hand or powered wire brush. Brushes oil on mold before storing to prevent rusting. Places mold in storage racks. May sandblast molds to renew surfaces. May repaint identifying data on cleaned molds. May disassemble molds for cleaning and reassemble cleaned molds, using handtools.


Should I be a Mold Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Mold Cleaner

    Most Mold Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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