Mold Polisher

Tend machines that clean or polish forming molds and components.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mold Polishers do?

Tends machines that clean or polish forming molds and components by any of following methods: Starts pumps on vapor-blast machine to circulate water and cleaning compound through hose. Places parts on table and pushes table into machine cabinet. Pushes control lever to start flow of compressed air through hose. Holds and turns parts while directing pressurized stream of water and cleaning compound onto parts to remove dirt, carbon, and scales. Dips parts in oil solution to prevent rusting. Inserts and secures blank mold and plunger into chuck of open-end polishing jack or lathe. Holds emery cloth over rotating plunger or inserts rod, covered with emery cloth, into mold to clean and polish parts. Holds and turns parts against rotating emery wheel. May soak parts in hot cleaning compound or scrape parts, using scraper to loosen or remove scales and carbon. May rub mold surface with oil or kerosene and abrasive stone or wire brush to remove scale, rust, scratches, and dirt. May apply cork or graphite paste coating to mold interiors to prevent adherence of glass to molds during forming operation. May store cleaned molds in storage bins. May transfer molds and mold parts from storage to production area, using handtruck.

Should I be a Mold Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Marble and Granite Polisher, Marble Polisher

    How to become a Mold Polisher

    Most Mold Polishers 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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