Plaster Form Maker

Cast plaster patterns used in shaping plastic-impregnated materials.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Plaster Form Makers do?

Casts plaster patterns used in shaping plastic or plastic-impregnated materials: Brushes inside of mold sections with lubricant, and bolts sections together. Mixes specified amounts of plaster and water in mixing machine. Pours plaster into mold and positions mold in machine that rolls mold to distribute mixture evenly and facilitate drying. Repeats operation, after each layer of plaster has set, to build casting to specified thickness. Removes bolts from mold and pries sections apart, using bar. Removes fins and flanges from pattern, using scraper. Fills bubble holes and smooths uneven surfaces with wet plaster. Places pattern in drying room to cure. May coat pattern with sealing lacquer.


Should I be a Plaster Form Maker?

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

  • Also known as: Form Maker, Form Maker, Plaster

    How to become a Plaster Form Maker

    Plaster Form Makers 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 Plaster Form Maker-related education!
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