Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic:

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.

Also includes

Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing , Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers , Potters, Manufacturing

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $35,990.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 2,090
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 22.63 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Shape clay for art or demonstration
Shape clay or dough to create products
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Shape glass materials
Shape construction materials such as wood
Remove workpieces from molds
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Carve objects from stone or other related materials
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Cut construction material
Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Attach decorative or functional accessories to products
Fabricate craft or art objects
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Build production molds
Construct molds for casting objects
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Adjust position of molds during processing
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
File metal or plastic objects
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Weld metal structures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Inventory Management
Inventory Control
Process Control
Manufacturing Processes
Equipment Repair

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