Mold Dresser

Remove residues, blemishes, and corrosions from interior of molds.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mold Dressers do?

Removes residue, blemishes, corrosion, and similar defects from interior of molds, using handtools and power tools: Inspects interior surfaces of molds to locate pits and holes. Positions molds for work, using hoist. Repairs defects, using hammers, drills, chisels, routers, or grinding wheel. Smooths interior of mold, using file, buffing wheel, emery paper, or steelwool. May add metal to or remove metal from plates, rings, and molds, using welding equipment and files. May reassemble molds after repairing. May be designated according to type of mold repaired as Glass-Mold Repairer.


Should I be a Mold Dresser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Metal Mold Dresser

    How to become a Mold Dresser

    Most Mold Dressers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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