Wax Molder

Tend semiautomatic wax-molding machines that produces wax patterns.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wax Molders do?

Tends semiautomatic wax-molding machine that produces wax patterns used in lost-wax casting process: Sprays interior surface of die with parting agent. Places die against stops in bed of machine and starts machine that forces melted wax into die by injection or centrifugal process. Loosens pattern from die, using airhose. Removes pattern from die and inspects it for defects. Cleans excess wax from pattern, using knife. May pour melted wax into holding cup of machine. May be designated according to molding process used as Centrifugal-Wax Molder; Injection-Wax Molder.

Should I be a Wax Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Centrifugal-Wax Molder, Floor Molder, Gasket Molder, Ham Molder, Heel Molder, Injection-Wax Molder, Job Molder See More

    How to become a Wax Molder

    Most Wax Molders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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