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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? Begin with any of the following:

  • Contact us directly to get information on apprenticeship programs, access to member companies and to learn more about AMBA's other resources
  • Post a resume to the AMBA Resume Posting page here.
  • Delve even deeper into resources at https://www.moldyourcareer.org

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