Rubber Mold Maker

Form rubber wax injection molds by vulcanizing rubber around metal sample.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rubber Mold Makers do?

Forms rubber wax injection molds by vulcanizing pieces of rubber around metal sample: Places metal sample into frame and packs raw rubber around sample. Clamps sample, frame, and rubber into vulcanizing machine. Turns on machine, waits specified time, and removes mold from machine. Splits mold into two pieces to remove metal sample, using knife or scalpel. Inspects mold for defects. May form investment molds around wax patterns. May operate centrifugal casting machine. May burn grooves or crevices in mold to correct defects, using soldering gun.

Should I be a Rubber Mold Maker?

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

  • Also known as: Mold Runner, Mold Swabber

    How to become a Rubber Mold Maker

    Rubber Mold 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 Rubber Mold Maker-related education!
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