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Mold Building: An Exciting Career

Hi-tech equipment. Making a difference. Career growth. Teamwork. All of these phrases describe what could be YOUR career in mold building. Whether you're a high school senior, attending college or coming from a previous career, mold building can provide access to a variety of opportunities in an environment where the challenges are different every day.

What is mold building? 

Molding is a manufacturing process that shapes liquid or other raw materials using a rigid frame called a mold or matrix. Typical uses for molded items include everything from aviation and aerospace components to household goods and structural materials. A manufacturer who makes molds is called a mold builder. 

Although many mold builders specialize in particular types of molds, they all serve a wide variety of industries.

Industry examples include:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Agricultural
  • Oil
  • Appliance
  • Military
  • Electrical, 
  • ...and more!

Why pursue a career in mold building?

Mold building provides opportunities for career growth and advancement in unexpected and exciting ways. When pursuing a career in mold building, you'll have access to: 

  • Hi-tech, advanced machinery
  • A supportive, team-oriented work environment
  • Little-to-no college debt
  • Opportunities for career growth and competitive pay
  • Financial support for continued education and training

What does it take to pursue a career in mold building?

If you have an interest in how things are made, how they work and why they matter, a career in mold building could be the perfect fit. A few characteristics share by many mold builders include: 

  • A desire to work within a team environment
  • A tendency to be mechanically included
  • A desire to be challenged 
  • Interest in continuing to build your knowledge and technical expertise

Interested in getting your career in mold building started? Contact us to get information on apprenticeship programs, access to member companies and to learn more about AMBA's other resources. To delve even deeper, you can also access more information at

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