Tire Molder

Tend retreading molds that vulcanizes camelback onto tire casings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tire Molders do?

Tends retreading mold that vulcanizes camelback onto tire casing and molds tread design: Places air bag of specified size inside tire, using tire-spreading device, and clamps tire into mold. Inflates air bag to specified pressure and heats mold to specified temperature to cook and mold tread. Removes tire after predetermined time and trims loose ends from molded tread, using knife.

Should I be a Tire Molder?

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

  • Also known as: Tile Molder

    How to become a Tire Molder

    Tire Molders 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 Tire Molder-related education!
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