Punch Molder

Cast male dies used in stamping aircraft parts from sheet metal.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Punch Molders do?

Casts male dies used in stamping aircraft parts from sheet metal: Operates hoist to position female dies on foundry floor [MONORAIL CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-042]. Clamps metal and plywood strips around die to form mold. Shapes mold to specified contours with sand, using trowel and related tools. Tilts melting pot or uses ladle to pour molten alloy into sand mold. Places metal jig with anchor bolts attached, or similar insert setup, over mold and into molten metal in prescribed manner to attach anchor bolts to punch. May smooth dies. May preheat dies, using blowtorch or other equipment. May apply parting compound to dies. May operate furnaces and ovens.


Should I be a Punch 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.

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