Mold Maker II

Fabricate plaster molds from models of 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 IIs do?

Fabricates plaster molds from models of jewelry articles and trophy figurines preparatory to casting metal molds: Presses one side of model into clay. Builds up clay around exposed half of model to retain plaster. Mixes plaster powder with water and pours it around exposed half of model to form mold. Allows plaster to set and removes clay and model from plaster mold. Brushes loose particles from mold and applies shellac to preserve mold and to prevent absorption of moisture. Covers surfaces of mold with dry bone powder to prevent shellacked surface from sticking in sand mold.

Should I be a Mold Maker II?

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

  • How to become a Mold Maker II

    Mold Maker IIs 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 II-related education!
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