Plastic Molder

Construct plastic segments of mannequins and display forms.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plastic Molders do?

Constructs plastic segments of mannequins and display forms, using molds, liquid plastic, and glass fiber cloth: Brushes paste wax onto inside surfaces of mold halves to facilitate removal of molded form. Inserts aluminum fitting block corresponding to segment of form being constructed into recess of mold. Brushes coat of liquid plastic onto inside surfaces of mold halves. Lays strips of glass fiber mesh on surface of mold cavity and fastens ends of strips to inside projections of fitting blocks. Brushes liquid resin adhesive over glass fiber strips. Builds up form to specified thickness with alternate layers of glass fiber strips and adhesive. Sprinkles chopped glass fiber particles on built-up area and applies final coat of liquid adhesive. Clamps halves of mold together and places it on rack to dry. Removes dried form from mold and places it on rack for finishing.

Should I be a Plastic Molder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Lipstick Molder

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