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Top 50 Mold Maker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Mold Maker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Mold Maker resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.5% of Mold Maker resumes contained Plastic Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Mold Maker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Mold Maker:

1. Plastic Parts

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Here's how Plastic Parts is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Machined molds and mold components from stock, in the manufacturing of close tolerance plastic parts.
  • Utilized blueprints to design and produce sheet metal and plastic parts.
  • Mold and cast metal or thermoplastic parts.
  • Create and form molds for plastic parts
  • Designed injection molds and plastic parts.
  • Mold manufacturer Designed and built steel molds that produced plastic parts.
  • Mold Maker/Post-production finishing, 2012 Current Construct rubber molds for use in producing urethane and plastic parts.

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2. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Programmed the CNC machines and trained tool room personnel on the proper use of operating and editing of the machines.
  • Operate Bridgeport, Lathe, Surface grinder, and several CNC mills to make details for molds.
  • Write and perform CNC program code functions applied to details, molds and secondary tooling.
  • Prepped steel and graphite blanks to machine in CNC milling Centers and EDM machines.
  • Created tool paths for steel removal on several CNC Machines and Wire Machines.
  • Performed some benching/polishing, and ran duplicators and CNC machines.
  • Perform CNC programming utilizing Cad-Cam Software.
  • Promoted to CNC mill Dept.
  • Operate CNC lathe, large T-Lathe, and various mills, and manual lathes.
  • Programmed Hurco CNC with conversational programming.
  • Design and manufacture prototype and low volume plastic injection molds for the electronic connector industry Program and operate CNC Milling Equipment
  • Performed all functions involved with the manufacturing of plastic injection molds * Thorough knowledge of EDM and CNC machinery
  • Converted models and tool paths were verified for use with CNC Okuma VMC.
  • Operate all shop machinery to take die from cnc to production.
  • Design and Manufacture in-house production fixtures for multi-run CNC production.
  • Mold Maker, machinist, cNC Lathe programmer, setup
  • Programmed Mazak 3D CNC machine, edited 3D programs.
  • Machine components needed to manufacture Blow molds CNC / Manual Machinist Mold maker
  • build plastic injection molds with little or no help using EDM machines, CNC machines and general shop tools
  • Machine Experience- Heidenhein CNC, Bridgeport, lathe, Anayak, Cinci horizontal mill, welding.

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3. EDM

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Here's how EDM is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Programmed and ran CNC mill and EDM, worked with solid models, designed and built molds for plastic injection.
  • Perform many duties including, manual machining and operation of CNC mills, lathes, sinker and wire EDM's.
  • Finish Mold Maker, EDM, Profile milling, finish surface and cylinder grinding, grind and assemble finished molds.
  • Modeled electrodes for EDM and ran Mitsubishi EX30 and planer EDM's sinking electrodes in molds for part detail.
  • Spot, Bench, machine details, and EDM all areas of the die to prepare for manufacturing.
  • Included use of CNC machining equipment, manual and CNC EDM machines as well as manual machinery.
  • Operated all standard tool room equipment to include Sinker EDM and high tolerance surface grinding.
  • Utilized machines such as mills, lathes and EDM to achieve desired results.
  • Worked with EDM machine to make the cavities for the details.
  • Make and repair plastic injection molds with CNC and EDM machines.
  • Generated designs for EDM burning and the building of fixtures.
  • Machined electrodes and fixtures for the EDM process.
  • Program and operated CNC and EDM
  • Prepared customized injection molds from blueprints and engineering drawings, plastic injection molding, EDM for Jacuzzi components
  • Programmed CNC milling machines and EDM's Quick-turn around repair of damaged tooling to maintain production schedule fulfillment
  • Mastered all tool room equipment using Mills, Lathes, Surface Grinders and Edm's.
  • performed grinding, machining, and EDM sinker tasks as needed.
  • Build small precision plastic-injection molds Completed a training course on Bridgeport E-Z Trak software Conventional EDM
  • operate ram type edm, tracer mills, all toolroom equipment
  • Start Date: End Date: 4/88 10/92 Product: Plastic Injection Molds Position: Mold Maker, CNC EDM Dept.

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4. Lathe Machines

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Here's how Lathe Machines is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Experience with CNC Mill and Lathe Machines.

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5. Engineering Department

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Here's how Engineering Department is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Assisted Engineering Department in resolving tooling problems.
  • Worked closely with the engineering department to lead new projects and modify existing tooling.
  • Work closely with design and engineering departments.

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6. Mold Parts

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Here's how Mold Parts is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Clean, finish, and lubricate molds and mold parts.
  • Achieved close tolerances for the matching of mold parts.
  • Repaired and maintained plastic injection molds Made and modified inserts, cores, cavities, all mold parts.
  • Programed, set- up, and operated precision machine tools Held close tolerances on machined mold parts
  • Developed mold parts using Mills, Lathes, and various surface grinders, (Harig etc.

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7. Prototype Molds

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Here's how Prototype Molds is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Front Range Tooling and Molding is a custom injection molding organization specializing in the manufacture of precision production and prototype molds.
  • Design and build Prototype Molds for sample runs.
  • Make Prototype molds and production tooling.Troubleshoot problem molds and repair.
  • Programmed using Worknc and Mastercam to make injection molding inserts for prototype molds.

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8. Surface Grinders

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Here's how Surface Grinders is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Machine plastic injection molds using Bridgeport milling machines, precision surface and wet surface grinders, and engine lathes.
  • Participated with other mold makers in the fabrication of new molds, operating surface grinders, mills and lathes.
  • Used milling machine, lathe, surface grinders, and cut off wheels to perform duties.
  • Employed the use of manual lathes, mills, surface grinders, and other various tools.
  • Fabricate certain parts to spec using manual lathes, vertical mills, and surface grinders.
  • Operated Bridgeport's, lathes, Cutter Grinders, Surface Grinders and CNC Milling Centers.
  • Operate milling machines, surface grinders and related shop equipment.
  • Operate machines of lathes, vertical mills, surface grinders, E.D.M., cut-off saws, pantograph, and shadow graph.
  • Run all typical tool room machinery including 3 axis prototrac sport mills, auto and manual surface grinders and slab mills.
  • Fitted components of highly accurate injection molds using surface grinders, honing machines and CNCs.
  • Operate tool room machines such as surface grinders, Prototrak milling machine, Wire E.D.M.
  • Performed preparation of mold plates using VMCs and surface grinders.
  • Build and repair plastic injection molds using EDM, surface grinders od and id grinders, CNC)

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9. Mastercam

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Here's how Mastercam is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Trained incoming employees on the use of MasterCAM as well as provided direction on daily work related functions.
  • Utilize MasterCam x5 for design as well as program.
  • Completed mold designs via MasterCAM software.
  • Revise design with Pro/engineer and MasterCam.
  • Develop machine programs using Unigraphix and MasterCam.
  • Programmed tool paths for CNC machines, using Mastercam software.
  • Program C.N.C Mills and Lathe using MasterCam software.
  • Program using Mastercam for wire and producing electrodes.
  • Used Mastercam to create programs when necessary.
  • Completed both basic and advanced Mastercam training.
  • Program Hass CNC vertical mill using Mastercam to rework parting lines, create new inserts and cores etc.
  • Program using Mastercam & FeatureCam Software for wire machine 4.)
  • Build plastic, aluminum and lead injection molds Programmed on Mastercam
  • Use drawings in Autocad to program in Mastercam.
  • Program Electrode's from Mastercam 3.)
  • Created toolpaths with Mastercam software.
  • build molds from start to finish using general shop Tools including CNC, EDM, Wire and Mastercam CNC software
  • Machine mold base blanks using cnc mills , tool path Mastercam file to create reverse mold features.
  • Designed and built plastic injection molds using Cadkey, Mastercam ver.
  • Use Mastercam to program Makino wire,and electrodes for a Makino sinker EDM.

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10. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Completed machine set-up, grinding, boring, and drilling water lines to produce plastic injection molds.
  • Operate and perform set-ups on HAAS 3 axis vertical milling machines.
  • Create Photoshop documents for reference of proper seat set-up for the inspection department.

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11. Cad/Cam

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Here's how Cad/Cam is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Performed all aspects of producing prototype molds including the use of CAD/CAM software to aid in design and machining.
  • Program CAD/CAM and operated the CNC machines.
  • Operated variety of CNC equipment, programmed with Cimatron CAD/CAM software, performed inspection on parts, aided in process refinement.
  • Operated the ACU-CARV CAD/CAM for mold makers on Prime computer with Textronix and Mod Graph Terminals.
  • Programmed 2D & 3D plastic injection molds utilizing Surfcam CAD/CAM.
  • Create CAD/CAM programs for Kuraki CNC machining center.
  • Program utilizing Surfcam 3 axis CAD/CAM software.
  • Work with Mastercam Cad/Cam Software.
  • Designed and fabricated prototype and production molds utilizing Unigraphics CAD/CAM Designed and fabricated testing and assembly equipment for medical devices.
  • Project leader and CAD/CAM software trainer.Accomplishments: Earned NH Moldmaker Journeyman's Certificate in 3 years of a 4 year apprenticeship.

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12. Engineering Changes

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Here's how Engineering Changes is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Implemented engineering changes according to customer's specification and Satisfaction.
  • Directed outsourced engineering changes and outsourced repairs.
  • Performed engineering changes and revisions.
  • Lead the construction of new molds, performed engineering changes, repaired and made components for very intricate tight-tolerance molds.
  • Communicate with and assist fellow team members with repairing existing molds, engineering changes and preventative maintenance for large fascia tools
  • Generated molds, components, and engineering changes using CNC Milling, EDM, Wire and manual tool room equipment.
  • Carry out and support all repairs, tune ins and engineering changes under direction and/or customer requests.
  • Performed engineering changes, maintenance, and repairs on production plastic injection molds.
  • Assisted in scheduling the extensive repairs and engineering changes with the Production team.
  • Assist designers in revising and correcting part print revisions and engineering changes.
  • Performed engineering changes and revisions as required by the injection molding industry.
  • Conduct builds, repairs, and engineering changes on plastic injection molds.
  • Involved in engineering changes, crash repair and flash repair.
  • Design, quote, build and implement engineering changes.
  • Plan and incorporate engineering changes to existing tooling.
  • Performed engineering changes, repair and maintenance.
  • Mold repairs and engineering changes.
  • Construct prototype and production thermoplastic injection molds using various machines Repair and update existing molds by implementing engineering changes per customer request
  • Design new Tooling and made engineering changes Build new tooling and performing engineering requirements.
  • Build plastic injection molds Repair molds to support production Perform engineering changes Responsible for training of associates

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13. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Developed and maintained computerized data entry logs for preventative maintenance on active tools and molds.
  • Performed mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on various machinery.
  • Perform daily and preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on injection molds, as wells as engineering changes and hot runner troubleshooting.3.
  • Repair and preventative maintenance of single color plastic injection molds and related tooling.
  • Coordinate the preventative maintenance and repair of the injection molds.
  • Perform mold set-up, Perform preventative maintenance on molds.
  • Managed Mold Preventative Maintenance Program on the tools.
  • Mold repairs and Preventative Maintenance.
  • Complete preventative maintenance on molds.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance programs on molds Handled large scale PM programs on high cavitations molds.

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14. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Machined Molds from a component drawing and machined castings to customer specifications.
  • Created custom statue molds based upon customer specifications.
  • Inspect, modify and repair production and prototype plastic injection molds according to blueprints and customer specifications.
  • Assisted in building inserts, slides and cavities for new molds per customer specifications.
  • Constructed molds for interior and exterior precast stone products as per customer specifications.
  • Acted as Mold Maker to plastic injection molds to customer specifications.
  • Design and build plastic injection molds to customer specifications.
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Read prints and created molds according to customer specifications (clients included Case Logic, Waterpik, etc.).

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15. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Collaborate with Engineering to maximize design efficiency and insure tight tolerance expectations are met.
  • Fabricated guards and replacement parts for machines using various techniques that usually included highly skilled use of a TIG Welder.
  • Investigate, resolve, and respond to, product complaints.
  • Investigate mold problems and recommend corrective action.
  • Completed mold builds by running several machines at once in a tight deadlined environment.
  • Program, operate and maintain CNC equipment.. Proficient at performing TIG welding.
  • Program molds using Surfcam 3 axis CAD/CAM Software.Machine tight tolerances within thousandths.
  • Repair of molds required tig welding, reburning in an EDM.
  • Build prototype and production molds for Automotive Performed all tig welding duties Complete mold builds Manual CNC programming

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16. Drill Press

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Here's how Drill Press is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Maintain molds used to form glass bottles, using Blueprints, Lathes, Milling Machines, Drill Presses, Micrometers and Grinders
  • Set up and operate drill presses to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly.
  • Lay out and drill waterlines for cooling using radial drill presses.
  • Use of various machinery including band saw and drill press.
  • Operated E.D.M mills, lathes, grinders, drill press, and duplication.
  • Set up and operate CNC mills.Vertical Mills, surface grind, drill press Bench work.Ordering of raw materials.

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17. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Worked with all types of machine shop equipment including CNC machining centers and CNC EDM.
  • General machine shop skills: manual mill, lathe, surface grinder, welding, etc
  • Worked directly on all machine shop equipment including operating and programming CNC milling machine.
  • Trained & Supervised other employees on CNC Machines and other Machine Shop practices.
  • Full service mold, die and engineering machine shop.
  • Performed general machine shop work including EDM and CNC.
  • Repair plastic injection molds in machine shop
  • Advance Knowledge in the use of Machine Shop Equipment (Lathe, Milling, and Surface Grinder & Others).
  • Mold Masters, Enco, DME, Synvenitive) I work with all kinds of machine shop equipment.

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18. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Experienced in tool room equipment, trouble shooting and repair of equipment, and measuring devices.
  • Experienced in trouble shooting, customer interactions, communicating instructions, and all tool corrections.
  • Prepare molds for production and work closely with engineering trouble shooting and resolving mold problems.
  • Performed trouble shooting when parts were out of print.
  • Trouble shooting, repair & preventive maintenance.
  • Repair and trouble shooting of molds.

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19. Repair Molds

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Here's how Repair Molds is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Design, lay out, machines, fits assembles, finishes and repair molds for injection molding of plastic products.
  • Repair molds and program CNC machines, Jigs and Fixtures, EDM, and all varieties of repairs
  • Construct and repair molds, fixtures and assembly tooling, Help and Train tool room personnel.
  • Make molds, and repair molds, make fixtures to hold castings for machining.
  • Transport previous running mold to mold shop and clean and repair molds.
  • Construct, alter, and repair molds and components of complex design.
  • Build and repair molds, read blueprints, and operate I.D.
  • Make, maintain and repair molds for production of plastic wood.
  • Repair molds as directed by the Tool Room Foreman.
  • Designed, modify and repair molds and machinery.
  • Build and repair molds for the plastic industry.
  • Repair molds fabricate for plastic injection molds.
  • Design, build and repair molds
  • Build and repair molds, read blueprints and Cadkey drawings, Program ProtoTrack-Milling machine, I.D.
  • Build plastic injection molds from 3-D cad models Troubleshoot and repair molds
  • Build and repair molds, dies and close tolerance measuring gages
  • Schedule machine/personnel assignments Mold set-up Troubleshoot equipment and processes Maintain and repair molds and equipment
  • Maintain and repair molds and equipment Project Management Mold set-up Troubleshoot equipment and processes Mold and product design

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Utilized tools necessary for installation: power drills, grinders, power saws, hand tools.
  • Use Micrometers, Dial calipers, Pin gauges, and variety of hand tools daily.
  • Assembled dies, molds with hand tools and molds repaired.
  • Assemble mold sections, using hand tools, bolts, screws, .

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21. Haas

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Here's how Haas is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Set up, programmed, and operated Haas SL20 CNC Lathe to create precision parts for medical and manufacturing industry.
  • Operate HAAS lathe, electrical discharge machine and surface grinder.
  • Lead mold machinist utilizing Haas vertical milling machines.
  • Cut electrodes on Haas VF0 CNC machine.
  • Programmed and operated Haas CNC Lathe.
  • Program and Run HAAS and Mori Seki CNC milling centers using MasterCAM X.
  • Programmed Haas and Matsuura VMCs using MasterCam.
  • Mold making and repair, CNC setup and programming; CNC EDM (Makino), HAAS vmc.
  • opperated haas vf3,vf4 mills, danachi cnc lathe, made offsets as needed to keep part tolerances

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Here's how Machine Tools is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Program computers and electronic instruments such as numerically controlled machine tools.
  • Program computerized numerical control machine tools.
  • Use machine tools such as mills grinders and EDM machines to make or repair tooling to high tolerance results.
  • Designed and build plastic injection molds * Operated all basic machine tools including CNC mills, laths and EDM's
  • Machine components using machine tools such as Lathe, Bridgeport mills, Surface Grinders to close tolerances.
  • Operate various machine tools for the purpose of machining and building plastic injection molds.
  • Assist in the build and/or repair all manufacturing tooling from blueprints using machine tools.
  • Set up, operated, and disassembled conventional and manual machine tools.
  • Utilized all machine tools, including conventional EDM Machines.
  • Teach other employees programming and machine tools.
  • Repair equipment utilizing all machine tools.
  • Set up and operated machine tools, such as lathe, milling machine, shaper, and grinder.

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23. Part Prints

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Here's how Part Prints is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Studied part prints and prototypes of product to design and build zinc die cast molds.
  • Worked with lead mold maker from part prints involving close communication and on site design.

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Here's how Manual Machines is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Modify, repair and maintain molds for production in a tool room environment using all manual machines as needed.
  • Operate manual machines to produce spares, repair damaged components or fabricate peripherals for the tooling or presses.
  • Operate manual machines - Manually editing and writing programs at machine control.
  • Use manual machines for mold components.
  • Set up and operate all manual machines (mills, lathes, auto feed saws, etc.)
  • Utlilized CAD/CAM software, CNC and manual machines to build fixtures, prototypes and training aides.
  • Build new plastic injection molds, run all manual machines and EZ-Trak mill.
  • Machine details on Fanuc CNC and manual machines.
  • Machine details on Fanuc CNC, Prototrac & Accurite NC mills, and manual machines.

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Here's how MIG is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Set up and operated a Whitney press, ARC and MIG welders.
  • Use MIG welder to fabricate or repair shop equipment, fixtures.
  • Weld and re-weld mold dies to prepare for production, using Tig and Mig welds.
  • Mill and lathe Grinding, Mig welding Mold repair

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26. Charmilles

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Here's how Charmilles is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Developed micro technology for Charmilles CNC Sinker EDM.
  • Operate Bridgeport milling machines, surface grinders, engine lathes, Hansvedt and Charmilles conventional EDM's.
  • Run Charmilles Technologies Roboform35 sinker and Robofil 310 wire.
  • Set up and run Charmilles wire edm
  • Run Charmilles Roboform 20 and 35 EDM burner.

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27. Solidworks

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Here's how Solidworks is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Mold Maker 10+ years Proficient programmer of SolidWorks 3D modeling software to develop models to machining of master mold components.
  • Advance knowledge in SolidWorks 2004 to 2014 for complete design of New Products in SheetMetal & SolidParts.
  • Used SolidWorks design software and Work NC to program CNC's.
  • Trained engineers on use of SolidWorks.
  • Build new molds, Repair damaged molds, Reverse engineer and design mold components with Solidworks.
  • Support Programs: GibbsCam, Solidworks.
  • Support Programs: Surfcam, Solidworks

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Here's how Fadal is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Operated Fadal Vertical Machining Centers to execute program tool paths.
  • Programmed and operated Fadal CNC mill.
  • Experience with Fadal and Hurco CNC systems, drill press, bench grinder, hand tools, Bridgeport.
  • Program, set up, run 3 axis Fadal 4020, and Daewoo5020D VMC's.
  • Worked with Mazak controls and Fadal machines 3 Axis and 4 Axis machines.
  • Train and evaluate new employees Program Molds using Mastercam up to X9 Bridgeport Operator Fadal, Micron and Haas CNC
  • Machine experience: Charmilles 550 EDM with system 3R robot Fadal cnc mills J & S cnc grinder Mastercam X2

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Here's how Fanuc is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Programmed CNC using FANUC programming systems.
  • Set up CNC machines (mostly Fanuc controls and some HAAS) to produce parts according to print.
  • Learned to operate Fanuc E.D.M.
  • work centers and lathes with Fanuc controls OT series, Haas machinery and controls.
  • End Date: PRESENT Manufacture transfer, compression and injection molds on a Makino S56 VMC with a Fanuc control.
  • Used and programmed Fanuc, heidenden, tosnac controls.

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Here's how OD is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Tool Maker/Machinist Fabricate tooling to facilitate the production of medical devices.
  • Manufacture electrodes and precision component grinding.
  • Create concept and production sculpture for Macy s Luggage Man (Walking Pose), VMSD Product of the Year 2009.
  • Hired as a mold maker to produce new plastic injection molds, including assembly and change overs on existing molds.
  • Utilized different types of equipment and measuring tools to produce precision custom machined tooling for the molding division
  • Lead new mold build of thermoplastic and LSR molds for the medical device and drug introduction industry.
  • Assisted other tool and mold makers as necessary to ensure timely delivery of products to customers.
  • Make molds for new product lines and back engineer parts to make in new molds.
  • Experience included: Assisting with the production and building of new molds.
  • Create fiberglass pan and foam molds to be used in production.
  • Fabricated electrodes for ram EDM.
  • Design - Product Development Worked closely with R & D design team creating new products for release.
  • Mold making, sculpting, model making, fabrication, 3D Printing for commercial and private clients.
  • Forecasted and scheduled mold insert changes due to production orders with the Production team.
  • Trim excess product off of mold Inspect mold for any imperfections
  • Supervised small group and ensured quality control of products Manufactured rubber molds for fine jewelry Followed safety standards
  • Assist in the development of prototype tooling for new products and advise Engineering in the best practices to designing plastic components.
  • Build molds and production machining useing manual and cnc lathes and mills
  • Tread Trucker Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Ltd
  • Machine mold details and electrodes to provided prints Accomplish tasks as directed by engineering manager Complete mold builds Advanced to Eng.

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Here's how Bridgeports is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Utilized Lathes, Surface and Cylindrical Grinders and Bridgeports.

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Here's how ISO is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information.
  • Presented supervisor with correct dimensions of finished part.
  • Practiced Communication with supervisor and other personnel daily.
  • Manage quality control, ensuring products are clean and contaminate free making sure all parts are ISO Compliant.
  • Conferred with supervisors or engineers to plan or review work activities or to resolve production problems.
  • Provided top-notch customer service and acted as company liaison for all customer inquiries and quotes.
  • Participated in the implemented ISO 9001 References and portfolio are available upon request.
  • Attended meetings with Operations Supervisor to determine time lines for production.
  • Second and Third shift supervisor, Responsible for achieving production requirements.
  • Follow strict company SOP guidelines in compliance with ISO 9001 regulations.
  • Worked various jobs from machine operator, supervisor to apprentice mold maker
  • Follow supervisor's direction in the mold building process.
  • Served as second shift tooling supervisor.
  • Worked with supervisors, engineers, quality assurance, customers and salesmen to ensure product quality, appearance and performance.
  • Maintain project files: Including budget, timeline, specifications, product drawings, process documentation to ISO-9000 requirements.
  • Acted in the role of liaison between departments, bringing all components together to push product into production.
  • Build, repair and troubleshoot molds in and out of molding machines Interim 3rd shift molding supervisor
  • Learned to build molds here under lead mold makers supervison.
  • Adherred to safety standards and ISO requirements.
  • TOOL ROOM SUPERVISOR: GLEN GLENDER I built, repaired and maintained plastic injection molds.

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Here's how Hot Runner Systems is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Constructed multiple cavity high production injection molds including hot runner systems.

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Here's how R is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Build molds, fix broken pins, water manifolds, hydraulics, ejector box, time lifters
  • Designed and sculpted prototype and One-Of-A-Kind figures and statues based on detailed artist renderings and designs.
  • Inspect mold components and machined parts to ensure parts have been made according to print.
  • Fill out first article reports, in progress reports, and other inspection forms.
  • Experienced with design, construction, assembly and repair of plastic injection molds.
  • Grind return pins and ejector pins to length and key ejector pin heels.
  • Inspect damaged molds and evaluate necessary course of action to repair mold.
  • Designed and constructed various drilling and assembly jigs and fixtures.
  • Build jigs and fixtures, maintain and repair tooling.
  • Weld pry tabs and handles onto molds.
  • Weld mold cavity to be re-cut/repaired.
  • Follow all safety practices and procedures.
  • Communicate with co-workers to make all instruction on the next operation and status of the current operation clear.
  • Surface grind mold components to specified height or thickness within tolerance as close as +/- .0001".
  • Install diverters, and baffles, plug water circuits and pressure test for leaks.
  • Install paralells to clamp plate, install leader pins, and bushings.
  • Created and casted silicon, latex and resin molds.
  • Build injection type molds Make component parts
  • Operate molding machine - Shipping and receiving - Operate printing press machine
  • set up and ran lathes, bridgeport mill, I.D., O.D.

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36. High Precision

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Here's how High Precision is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Build and maintained high volume, high precision, injection molds both hot runner and cold runner types.
  • Build high precision Tooling and injection molds for testing computer chips, and related equipment.
  • Machine high precision/intricate geometry prototype parts on Haas CNC, Grinders and EDM machines.
  • Programmed and operated high precision CNC EDM and milling machines.
  • Operate surface grinders and optical comparetor to produce high precision parts.
  • Build high precision plastic injection molds Precision grinding of mold components

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37. New Tools

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Here's how New Tools is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Received training in design and layout of new tools.
  • Estimated time and cost for new tools and repairs.

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38. CMM

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Here's how CMM is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Machine various mold details using Bridgeport mills, Blanchard grinder, surface grinders, EDM machine, and CMM.
  • Inspected electrodes using Brown and sharp CMM.
  • Use CMM, and other various measuring equipment.
  • Master Cam X3; Solid Works; Mahr XC30 Profile CMM.

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39. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Studied blueprints, determined necessary machine operations and determined proper sequence of operations.
  • Produced precision parts using blueprints and determined required machine operations.
  • Study blueprints; determine required machine operation and finishing requirements.
  • Studied blueprints to determine required machine operations.
  • Attended each tool trial shots and interacted with molding machine operations.
  • Started machine operations by inserting control instructions into controlunits.
  • Measured workpiece dimensions to determine machine operation accuracy.

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40. Design Changes

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Here's how Design Changes is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Worked closely with management to discuss and implement any design changes as necessary to assist or improve production.
  • Scheduled and prioritized tool building, repairs, and design changes.
  • Build, repair and perform design changes on plastic injection molds.
  • Perform design changes on existing molds.
  • Make and implement customer design changes.
  • Produce custom molds/parts based on customer drawings and specifications Integrate feedback and design changes into existing molds to streamline customer production

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41. Band Saws

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Here's how Band Saws is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Operated machines such as Mills, Surface Grinders, Jig Bores, Band Saws, Drill Presses EDM
  • Utilized milling machines, EDM machines, surface grinders, band saws, and cut-off saws.
  • Trimmed and removed excess material, using scrapers, knives, or band saws.

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42. Manual Mill

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Here's how Manual Mill is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Operate surface grinder, manual milling machine, lathe and a variety of hand power tools.
  • Operated lathe, manual mill and radial arm drill in the production of molds.
  • Use manual mills and lathe to maintain and modify molds for production.
  • Set up and operate manual mills, grinders and lathes.
  • Close tolerance work on manual mills, and CNC mills.
  • Prepare electrodes Manual milling and grinding of mold components.
  • Experienced in using manual mill and lathe.
  • Use manual mill machines and lathes
  • Build and repair compression and injection molds using CNC mills, manual mills, lathes and precision hydraulic and manual grinders .
  • Operated manual mills, lathes and grinders, CNC gun drills and sinker EDMs.
  • Operated manual mills, lathes, grinders and prototrack mills.
  • Repaired/replaced parts as needed using manual mill/lathe, including a Bridgeport Ez Path engine lathe.
  • Program CNC machines Perform manual mill and lathe operations Assemble injection molds Clean and deburr parts

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43. Verbal Instructions

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Here's how Verbal Instructions is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Interpreted blueprints, drawings, and written and verbal instructions to set up jobs.
  • Received and correctly processed both written and verbal instructions.
  • Maintained existing molds and repaired when needed Work performed from blueprints and verbal instructions.
  • Follow all written and verbal Instructions For Days Productiom .

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44. Production Tools

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Here's how Production Tools is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Repaired production tools on a daily basis.
  • Provide key leadership in building small to large prototypes, as well as LVPs and Production Tools.

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45. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Certified forklift operator and general maintenance of equipment.
  • General maintenance in and around the foundry.
  • die sharpening, general maintenance and cleaning.

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46. Spare Parts

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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Created and maintained spare parts location directory.

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47. Secondary Operations

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Here's how Secondary Operations is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Supervised secondary operations for custom injection molding for two years.
  • Fabricated tooling and fixturing for secondary operations.
  • Design and build tooling for molds and fixturing of secondary operations.

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48. Dial Indicators

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Here's how Dial Indicators is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Verified dimensions, using Cadillac gage, micrometers, and dial indicators.

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49. Production Runs

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Here's how Production Runs is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Fix any break downs that may occur during production runs at home facility.
  • Machine one-of-a-kind prototypes, through production runs, for the aerospace industry.
  • Worked in mold shop , maintainence of injection molds after finishing its production runs.

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50. Core Boxes

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Here's how Core Boxes is used in Mold Maker jobs:
  • Clean and smooth molds, cores, and core boxes, and repair surface imperfections.
  • Make cores for the larger molds, prep pattern boxes and core boxes to make the molds.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Mold Maker

Plastic Parts

18.2%

CNC

13.0%

EDM

11.8%

Lathe Machines

10.4%

Engineering Department

9.6%

Mold Parts

6.7%

Prototype Molds

3.9%

Surface Grinders

3.4%

Mastercam

2.6%

Set-Up

2.2%

Cad/Cam

2.2%

Engineering Changes

2.2%

Preventative Maintenance

2.1%

Customer Specifications

2.1%

TIG

2.0%

Drill Press

1.7%

Machine Shop

1.7%

Trouble Shooting

1.6%

Repair Molds

1.4%

Hand Tools

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Mold Maker

Rank Skill
1 Plastic Parts 15.5%
2 CNC 11.1%
3 EDM 10.1%
4 Lathe Machines 8.9%
5 Engineering Department 8.2%
6 Mold Parts 5.7%
7 Prototype Molds 3.3%
8 Surface Grinders 2.9%
9 Mastercam 2.2%
10 Set-Up 1.9%
11 Cad/Cam 1.9%
12 Engineering Changes 1.8%
13 Preventative Maintenance 1.8%
14 Customer Specifications 1.8%
15 TIG 1.7%
16 Drill Press 1.5%
17 Machine Shop 1.4%
18 Trouble Shooting 1.4%
19 Repair Molds 1.2%
20 Hand Tools 1.1%
21 Haas 1.0%
22 Machine Tools 0.9%
23 Part Prints 0.9%
24 Manual Machines 0.8%
25 MIG 0.8%
26 Charmilles 0.8%
27 Solidworks 0.7%
28 Fadal 0.6%
29 Fanuc 0.6%
30 OD 0.5%
31 Bridgeports 0.5%
32 ISO 0.5%
33 Hot Runner Systems 0.5%
34 Final Inspection 0.5%
35 R 0.5%
36 High Precision 0.5%
37 New Tools 0.4%
38 CMM 0.3%
39 Machine Operation 0.3%
40 Design Changes 0.3%
41 Band Saws 0.3%
42 Manual Mill 0.3%
43 Verbal Instructions 0.3%
44 Production Tools 0.3%
45 General Maintenance 0.3%
46 Spare Parts 0.3%
47 Secondary Operations 0.2%
48 Dial Indicators 0.2%
49 Production Runs 0.2%
50 Core Boxes 0.2%
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