Wax Ball Molder

Cast wax-ball lasts used in the assembly of basketball carcasses.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wax Ball Molders do?

Casts wax-ball lasts used in assembly of basketball carcasses: Places heated half mold on scale of mold and inserts mold into water-cooled centrifuge that rotates mold and solidifies wax into hollow ball. Removes mold after specified time, unscrews top, and pulls out wax ball. Breaks off flash with fingers.


Should I be a Wax Ball 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bakelite Molder, Molder, Wax Ball

    How to become a Wax Ball Molder

    Wax Ball 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 Wax Ball Molder-related education!
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