Molder Helper

Feed optical glass squares into furnace to heat glass.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Molder Helpers do?

Feeds optical glass squares into furnace to heat glass to prescribed state of plasticity for molding: Spreads or sprinkles refractory powder on furnace floor or tray, by hand, to prevent adherence of heated glass to floor or tray. Positions glass squares on tray and slides tray into furnace, using paddle, or places squares on slide which automatically feeds squares into furnace and spaces them on furnace floor.

Should I be a Molder Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Kettle-Tender Helper

    How to become a Molder Helper

    Most Molder Helpers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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