Pipe Covering Molder

Tend equipment that fuse granulated polystyrene into pipe coverings.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pipe Covering Molders do?

Tends equipment that fuses granulated polystyrene into pipe coverings, used for insulation: Positions funnel into top of mold and dumps or opens chute of overhead hopper to load specified quantities of material. Removes funnel and adjusts stripper plate and cutter rim to ensure molding of material into specified sizes and shapes. Manually locks mold and opens steam valve to admit heat. Observes heat recorder and adjusts valves to attain specified temperature to fuse materials for prescribed period of time. Unlocks mold and removes pipe covering, using hoist. Moves product to storage area, using handtruck. May mold special products, such as toys and games, and be designated Specialty Molder.


Should I be a Pipe Covering Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Casting Molder, Molder, Fitting, Molder, Pipe Covering

    How to become a Pipe Covering Molder

    Most Pipe Covering Molders 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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