Mold Setter

Position and align molds used for hand or machine casting lead parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mold Setters do?

Positions and aligns molds used for hand or machine casting lead parts, such as grids, battery posts, and straps: Positions and secures mold on bed of machine, using handtools. Adjusts timing mechanism to coordinate flow of lead and coolant to molds. May oversee workers engaged in hand or machine casting.


Should I be a Mold Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Dumper, Mold Cleaner, Flask Fitter, Molder, Pattern

    How to become a Mold Setter

    Most Mold Setters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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