Mold Maker I

Finish, alter, and repair metal molds used to cast jewelry articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mold Maker Is do?

Finishes, alters, and repairs metal molds used to cast jewelry articles and trophy figurines, using hand carving and engraving tools: Cuts design in mold and files, grinds, and shapes points, surfaces, and contours. Fits halves of molds together to determine if they close tightly. Drills holes in mold to allow gases to escape during casting. Reshapes pouring funnels of molds to facilitate flow of molten metal. Drills holes in mold and attaches handles, using drill press and screwdriver. Forms sample castings in mold and measures casting to verify dimensions. May grind, sharpen, and make tools.

Should I be a Mold Maker I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Jewelry Mold Maker

    How to become a Mold Maker I

    Mold Maker Is 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 Maker I-related education!
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