Moldmaker Apprentice

Manufacturing / Skilled Trades

Minimum Qualifications (non negotiable):

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required;

  • Ability to perform under pressure and work independently;

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines as required;

  • Ability to ensure quality standards are met;

  • Strong attention to detail is required;

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills;

  • Proficient in time management and communication skills;

Preferred but negotiable:

  • Three (3) years of related experience as a mold maker;

Job Description:

Job Function:

In support of the Mission and Vision, the Mold Maker Apprentice is responsible for various duties within the department such as preparation, plumbing, electrical, spotting, and handwork for Concours Technologies. Reporting to the Mold Maker Leader, the Mold Maker ensures quality is a priority each and every time while also achieving deadlines and customer satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

On a daily basis:

  • Build/fabricate mold components which includes but is not limited to; rough-out mold components, stabilize work piece material, produce cores, produce lifters, inserts, and slides, produce cavities, produce detailed parts, perform final inspection, complete work documentation, maintain material identification, and move work piece

  • Fit and assemble a mold which includes, but is not limited to; transfer and locate holes, fit and size mold components, check cooling and heating circuits, install mold components in the spotting press, spot the mold, final-inspect mold, install ejector system components, install runner system components, check assembled mold, move work piece, and complete work documentation

  • Finish /polish the molding surface which includes, but is not limited to; identify and select handfinishing tools, clean and deburr mold surface, detail the work piece, remove tool and cutter marks, verify contours of the work piece, final-finish the mold surface, complete work documentation, and move work piece

  • Design, build, and repair molds and models used to mass produce plastic or metal components or products

  • Perform work-in-progress measuring or checking using specialized and precision tools and equipment

  • Make all appropriate personnel aware of any potential tooling problems, issues or questions

  • Maintain a clean workspace and organization of materials;

  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs using provided paper and/or electronic logs;


  • Devise and detail a plan for the mold-building process including; verify features of the mold components, develop and organize a mold build plan, perform mold-building related calculations, assemble and verify tooling stock materials, produce a detailed sketch of mold components, build tooling aids for mold-building process, lay out template(s), and produce templates

  • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings and work-process documentation

  • Build precision mold components using conventional and numerically controlled metal-cutting machines and equipment including saws, drills, grinders, lathes, mills, and EDMs

  • Use the overhead crane to transport molds / mold components through the shop and set up molds in presses (weight up to 50,000lbs);

  • Use the forklift to transport molds / mold components throughout the shop and prepare them for tryouts (weight up to 5,000lbs);

Responsible for:

  • Adhering to customer standards on all tool designs and the internal lean manufacturing guidelines

  • Maintaining safe operations by keeping work area clean and organized and by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

  • Participating in required meetings and training, as requested.

How To Apply

I​f yo​u a​re interest​ed in ​a​​pplying for this​ job o​r ​have a​ny questions, please contact:

Julie Simpson, Job Developer

519-977-6444 ext. 5197,

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