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Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic - 51-9195.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-9000 Other Production Occupations
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers
51-9195.00 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Related Occupations


  • Align and assemble parts to produce completed products, using gauges and hand tools.
  • Assemble, insert, and adjust wires, tubes, cores, fittings, rods, or patterns into molds, using hand tools and depth gauges.
  • Bore holes or cut grates, risers, or pouring spouts in molds, using power tools.
  • Brush or spray mold surfaces with parting agents or insert paper into molds to ensure smoothness and prevent sticking or seepage.
  • Clean, finish, and lubricate molds and mold parts.
  • Construct or form molds for use in casting clay or plaster objects, using plaster, fiberglass, rubber, casting machines, patterns, or flasks.
  • Engrave or stamp identifying symbols, letters, or numbers on products.
  • Load or stack filled molds in ovens, dryers, or curing boxes, or on storage racks or carts.
  • Locate and scribe parting lines on patterns, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, squares, or depth gauges.
  • Measure and cut products to specified dimensions, using measuring and cutting instruments.
  • Measure ingredients and mix molding, casting material, or sealing compounds to prescribed consistencies, according to formulas.
  • Operate and adjust controls of heating equipment to melt material or to cure, dry, or bake filled molds.
  • Operate molding machines that compact sand in flasks to form molds.
  • Patch broken edges or fractures, using clay or plaster.
  • Place forms around models and separately immerse each half portion of a model in plaster, wax, or other mold-making materials.
  • Pour, pack, spread, or press plaster, concrete, or other materials into or around models or molds.
  • Read work orders or examine parts to determine parts or sections of products to be produced.
  • Remove excess materials and level and smooth wet mold mixtures.
  • Repair mold defects, such as cracks or broken edges, using patterns, mold boxes, or hand tools.
  • Select sizes and types of molds according to instructions.
  • Separate models or patterns from molds and examine products for accuracy.
  • Set the proper operating temperature for each casting.
  • Smooth surfaces of molds, using scraping tools or sandpaper.
  • Tap or tilt molds to ensure uniform distribution of materials.
  • Trim or remove excess material, using scrapers, knives, or band saws.
  • Verify dimensions of products, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, vernier gauges, or protractors.
  • Withdraw cores or other loose mold members after castings solidify.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust position of molds during processing.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces.
  • Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds.
  • Assemble metal or plastic parts or products.
  • Build production molds.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
  • Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces.
  • Immerse objects or workpieces in cleaning or coating solutions.
  • Load items into ovens or furnaces.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
  • Mix substances to create chemical solutions.
  • Operate heating or drying equipment.
  • Place materials into molds.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Remove workpieces from molds.
  • Repair templates, patterns, or molds.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft Metals Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Allied Trades Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Machinery Repairman (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Cell Maker
  • Plaster Pattern Caster
  • Rubber-Stamp Maker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Artificial-Candy Maker
  • Block Maker
  • Candle Molder, Hand
  • Caster
  • Catheter Builder
  • Cell Maker
  • Cement Fittings Maker
  • Compo Caster
  • Concrete-Float Maker
  • Concrete-Pipe Maker
  • Concrete-Stone Fabricator
  • Concrete-Vault Maker
  • Coremaker, Pipe
  • Cultured-Marble-Products Maker
  • Denture-Model Maker
  • Encapsulator
  • Handle Maker
  • Kiln-Furniture Caster
  • Laundry-Tub Maker
  • Lead Caster
  • Loader-Demolder
  • Machine-Made-Shoe Unit Worker
  • Mannequin-Mold Maker
  • Mill Helper
  • Modeler
  • Mold Filler
  • Mold Filler and Drainer
  • Mold Filler, Plastic Dolls
  • Mold Maker
  • Mold Maker, Terra Cotta
  • Mold Operator
  • Mold Presser
  • Mold-Filling Operator
  • Molder, Hand
  • Molder, Toilet Products
  • Needle Leader
  • Packer, Denture
  • Plaster Maker
  • Plaster Molder I
  • Plaster Molder II
  • Plaster-Die Maker
  • Plaster-Pattern Caster
  • Plastic Duplicator
  • Plastic Molder
  • Plastic-Joint Maker
  • Pourer
  • Precast Molder
  • Rubber Molder
  • Rubber-Stamp Maker
  • Scagliola Mechanic
  • Terrazzo-Tile Maker
  • Watch-Crystal Molder