Set up and operate machines to fabricate ornamental metal products.
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.