The average hourly pay for a Mold Maker with CAD/CAM skills is $23.46.
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Job Description for Mold Maker
Mold makers create, adjust, and adapt the molds used in cast manufacturing. Most frequently, tool and machine parts manufacturers are the employers for mold makers. Mold makers typically work with specifications from a design team, and they need to know how to work from schematics and be familiar with computer-aided design (CAD) programs for this purpose. The mold maker then creates initial molds. Upon the successful completion of production runs and quality control for parts from the casting, t…Read more
Mold Maker Tasks
- Construct new tooling for blow molds, die cast tooling and metal stamping tools.
- Set up equipment by studying mold requirements, materials and tolerances.
- Plan molds by reading blueprints, instructions and sketches.
- Create prototype products and fixtures and jigs for production.
- Maintain and repair existing tooling and molds.
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Popular Skills for Mold Maker
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Skills in Mold Making, CNC/NC, Precision Machining and Mold Designing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grinding Tools.
Pay by Experience Level for Mold Maker
An early career Mold Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.76 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Mold Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.77 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Mold Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.49 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
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