What a Career as an Injection Mold Maker Looks Like

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Injection mold makers have a very important role in the manufacturing industry; without them, businesses wouldn’t have the high-quality plastic molded parts and products they need.

In this article, we’ll cover what injection mold makers do and how to transfer into this great career.

What Injection Mold Makers Do

The overall duties of an injection mold maker are to design, produce, repair, and/or inspect the details of a new mold, which is what shapes a final product.

Another duty of a plastic injection mold maker is to use 3D CAD modeling software to design plastic prototype and production molds. Prototype molds serve as a tool for producing real-world examples of what the final product will look like, and can help manufacturers understand potential design changes that may be needed before production quantities are ordered.

Mold makers must also understand different types of plastic and how they behave during the injection molding process.

The Importance of This Role in Manufacturing

Many industries rely on injection mold makers to help them efficiently and accurately produce thousands of parts. Having a well-made mold ensures better production success, lowers overall costs, and ensures fewer mistakes during production. Without experienced mold makers, manufacturers risk lower quality parts and products.

Are You Qualified to Be an Injection Mold Maker?

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Now that you better understand what injection mold maker jobs require, you may be wondering how to pursue this type of career. Let’s look at some of the requirements you would need.

Education Requirements

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required for this type of job. Preferably, an injection mold maker will have an associate’s degree in a technical field, or have completed an accredited mold making apprenticeship. Basic math skills and mechanical aptitude are also a must.

Some mold makers are trained on the job and will have a minimum of two years in mold maintenance or mold making. Technical schools across the nation also offer plastic mold build training courses. The end result may be a certificate that proves you have studied the basics of machining, plastics manufacturing, and mold design.

Skill Requirements

Beyond basic education, ensure that you develop the right skills. These skills include knowledge of injection molding machines and the various types of plastics that are used in injection molding. Additionally, knowing how to read mechanical blueprints and use precision measuring devices is important.

Mold makers must also have good manual dexterity, communication skills, and the ability to work well with client representatives and coworkers. Additionally, managing your time well, problem-solving, and troubleshooting are all skills that will be of value while on the job.

Where Can You Find Plastic Injection Mold Maker Jobs?

The plastics industry is continuing to skyrocket, which means that there is no better time to start a career with MSI Mold. We’re a rapidly growing company with a family-like atmosphere, and offer a wide array of benefits, including:

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  • Competitive Pay Rates
  • BCN Health Insurance
  • 3% Retirement Matching Package
  • On-the-Job Training Offered
  • Frequent 3-Day Weekends
  • Clean, Well-Lit, & Climate-Controlled Environment

Apply for an Injection Mold Maker Job Today

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Are you searching for a plastic injection mold maker job? MSI Mold is hiring! We’ve been a trusted name in the plastics industry since 2005 and specialize in production process development, plastic part design, and tooling program management. 

Because we’re committed to maintaining a family-like environment, you can expect to learn more and grow when you work for us. Visit our careers page to learn more about our opportunities. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our work, please fill out our convenient online form.