Mold Maker

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Position:                     Mold Maker



Summary:                  Performs advanced mold maintenance tasks, mold repairs, mold redesign per prints, and builds molds per prints.  Designs and builds fixtures to aid in the molding and secondary processes.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Qualified Mold Maker is a skilled craftsman whom

  • Work from engineering designs, drawings, written instructions or verbal direction to build, modify or repair molds. 
  • Proficient in the safe operation of a variety of metalworking equipment, including EDM’s, lathes, milling machines and grinders, and the use of hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Must be able to program and operate Protrak or comparable CNC tooling equipment to machine or make graphite electrodes for EDM  
  • Employee must have good problem analysis ability and have an understanding of measurement techniques and understand mold functions and the injection molding process
  • Documentation tasks include writing notifications and information on work orders and forwarding or distributing the paperwork in a timely manner.  The Mold Maker works closely with the Tool Room Manager.


Knowledge & Experience:

A high school diploma or GED, the ability to speak, read and write in English and machining math skills are required. Completion of a technical or machine-tooling course of instruction is desirable.  Previous experience with injection mold manufacture and repair is required.


Physical, Mental and Visual Requirements:

Physical demands (see chart) and essential functions of the job:  Regular attendance and punctuality are required.  Most tasks require standing, bending, reaching, walking, and lifting. 

Good vision is required for precision measurements and machining functions.  The Mold Maker must be able to visualize and determine basic die construction, calculate dimensions using simple trigonometry and layouts where required.  The work requires close attention to accuracy and continuous mental and visual attention.  Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination is needed to operate manual machines and do fine finish work.  Many molds weigh more than 100 lbs. and require the use of lifting devices. Sufficient shoulder, arm and hand strength and physical dexterity is required for the safe lifting of up to 40 lbs. and assisted movement of heaver molds.



Work is performed in a clean and neat tool room environment. Floor mats, equipment, lifting devices, and workbenches are provided for ease in performing tasks. Employees are responsible for purchasing and using their own tools of the trade, safekeeping their person tools in their tool chests, and for maintaining their work area in a clean, safe and orderly condition. The employee is introduced to the Hazard Communication Program, Safety Rules and Emergency Exit procedures during the introductory period of training. A variety of chemicals such as machine lubricating oils, solvents, paintable mold release, rubbing alcohol, and other chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Personal Protective Equipment that the employee might be introduced to are safety glasses, gloves, aprons, and back support belts. Employees are responsible for wearing any Personal Protective Equipment required in performing certain tasks. The employee must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position without posing a direct threat to his or her health and safety or to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.


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