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MOLDERS, SHAPERS, AND CASTERS, EXCEPT METAL AND PLASTIC
 
Occupation 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.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing (ONET code: 51-9195.03)
 
  * Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers (ONET code: 51-9195.04)
 
  * Potters, Manufacturing (ONET code: 51-9195.05)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Read work orders or examine parts to determine parts or sections of products to be produced.
  • Trim or remove excess material, using scrapers, knives, or band saws.
  • Brush or spray mold surfaces with parting agents or insert paper into molds to ensure smoothness and prevent sticking or seepage.
  • Engrave or stamp identifying symbols, letters, or numbers on products.
  • Assemble, insert, and adjust wires, tubes, cores, fittings, rods, or patterns into molds, using hand tools and depth gauges.
  • Clean, finish, and lubricate molds and mold parts.
  • Separate models or patterns from molds and examine products for accuracy.
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Long-term on-the-job training (more than 12 months)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $46,192.00 $22.21 $15.71 $17.49 - $24.50
Bridgeport/Stamford $45,151.00 $21.70 $15.09 $16.03 - $25.77
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 230 300 0.2% 33
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, but the number of annual openings will offer limited job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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