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Mold Laminator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$30,811 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mold Laminator is $30,811 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Mold Laminator is between $24,959 and $36,266. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Builds up layers of fiberglass and resin over plug (wooden or plaster pattern) to form molds for plastic product sections or to be used in casting concrete products, using handtools and portable power tools: fills cracks, depressions, and holes on plug surface with plastic filler material and sandpapers plug to smooth surface.
  • Applies and buffs wax on plug to obtain glossy surface.
  • Brushes surface of plug with water-soluble parting agent to facilitate removal of mold.
  • Covers plug with fiberglass cloth and trims off excess cloth with shears.
  • Mixes specified proportions of resin and catalyst and brushes mixture on cloth.
  • Works mixture into cloth with hands and squeegee to remove air bubbles and to smooth surface.
  • Examines layer of fiberglass and resin after hardening for rough spots and air bubbles and sandpapers defective areas.
  • Laminates additional layers of fiberglass to initial layer to obtain mold of specified thickness.
  • Removes plug from mold, using wooden tool and airhose.
  • Trims excess fiberglass from edge of mold with knife.
  • Inspects completed mold for surface defects.
  • May bond mold to tubular holding device with resin-saturated fiberglass strips.
  • May repair and modify fiberglass molds, using handtools.
Mold Laminator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 41,320

Estimated population of Mold Laminator jobs: 14

Rate of error: 3.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Mold Laminator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Cabinet Maker
Apr 25
North Chicago, IL, USA
Liberty Coach
... molding. 3. Prefinished and unfinished wood veneers. 4. Acrylic laminates. 5. High pressure laminates. 6. Foam and balsa core composites. 7. 35mm cup hinges. 8. High quality drawer slides and other ...
Sales Representative (Die-Cutting & Converting)
Mar 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Plitek, L.L.C.
Previous experience in packaging (film),converting, components/connectors, injection molded ... Our converting capabilities include precision die cutting, multi-layer laminating, custom film ...
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