Needle Bar Molder

Position loom needles into slots of mold and pour liquid resins into mold.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Needle Bar Molders do?

Positions loom needles into slots of mold and pours liquid resins into mold to cast needle bars for use in weaving on looms: Selects type and size mold according to type and size loom needles to be set. Weighs out and mixes resins and hardeners to prepare casting material. Inserts and aligns loom needles into slots of mold, and clamps top onto mold. Pours casting mixture into opening in mold and allows mixture to set for specified time. Removes cast needle bar from mold, using pliers, and smooths rough spots, using steel wool, sandpaper, and electric emery wheel. Breaks up cracked or broken needle bars, using hammer, to salvage reusable loom needles. Hammers out bent places in used loom needles to prepare needles for recasting.

Should I be a Needle Bar Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Needle Bar Molder

    Needle Bar Molders 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 Needle Bar Molder-related education!
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