Molding and Casting Workers

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What do they do?

Perform a variety of duties such as mixing materials, assembling mold parts, filling molds, and stacking molds to mold and cast a wide range of products.

Also known as:

Bed Laborer, Caster, Fabricator, Injection Molding Machine Operator, Machine Operator, Mold Maker, Mold Mechanic, Mold Technician, Molder, Molding Line Assistant, Molding Line Operator, Molding Operator, Press Operator, Production Worker

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

★ You’re seeing projected growth rate for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic because we don’t have information for Molding and Casting Workers.
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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #45 in job growth rate
  • 100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #22 in net job growth
★ You’re seeing projected employment information for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic because we don’t have information for Molding and Casting Workers.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.8%)
  • Master's degree (2.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.7%)
  • Associate's degree (5.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (22.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (35.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (23.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic because we don’t have information for Molding and Casting Workers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Place materials into molds.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
  • Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Build production molds.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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