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"Mold Maker, Hand"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Construct or form molds from existing forms for use in casting objects.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Mold Maker, Hand"

1) Allows mold to harden or dry in oven and repeats process until mold is complete.

2) Repairs cracks and broken edges of mold, using hand tools.

 

3) Mixes modeling material, such as plaster powder and water, or mud, sand, and loam, to specified formula.

4) Melts metal pieces using torch and casts products, such as inlays and crowns, using centrifugal casting machine.

5) Constructs molds used for casting metal, clay or plaster objects, using plaster, fiberglass, rubber, casting machine, patterns and flasks.

 

6) Assembles hardened molds and seals joints.

7) Places form around model and separately immerses each half portion of model in plaster, wax, or other mold-making material.

8) Covers portions of model with layers of modeling or casting material treated to harden when allowed to set or dry.

9) Removes excess modeling or mold material, such as plaster, wax, or rubber, using straightedge.

10) Smoothes surfaces of mold, using scraping tool and sandpaper.

11) Covers model or pattern of object from which mold is to be made with lubricant or parting agent to prevent mold from sticking to model.

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12) Bores holes or cuts grates and risers in mold, using power tools.

13) Separates model or pattern from mold.

14) Examines mold for accuracy.

Job Description for "Mold Maker, Hand" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Mold Maker, Hand"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-9195.06


 

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