Mold Maker

AP Professionals
July 16, 2021
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY


AP Professionals has partnered with an optics manufacturer that is looking to add a Mold Maker to their team. Open due to a retirement. The Mold Maker will support maintenance and the initial introduction of molds onto the product floor. Candidates who are interested in working with a progressive company and want to further their career development are highly encouraged to apply. 5 – 10 years of experience in hands-on mold building and repair required.


  • Prepare tools prior to installation into molding machines
  • Review tool designs and perform tool modifications
  • Works with the Molding Team to schedule maintenance and repair work according to schedule demands
  • Assist program launch team in conducting new tool tryouts and other scheduled activities
  • Work closely with other departments to improve efficiencies and throughput
  • Fit components on new tools, and help those who are using it to understand its characteristics in operation
  • Recommend incorporation of new technology
  • Support process improvement initiatives and activities throughout the plant
  • Troubleshoot potential mold issues and communicate tooling concerns to the Technical team
  • Recommend repairs to tooling as needed and perform repairs to damaged or worn tool
  • Document tooling activities and repair histories and participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities
  • Support Diamond Turning, Molding, Coating, Assembly and CNC departments as needed


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • NYS Mold Maker Journeyman papers or equivalent experience required


  • 5 – 10 years of hands-on mold building and repair experience required
  • Expert knowledge of tooling and machinery associated with tool/mold building
  • Desire and ability to continually seek to improve work processes
  • Strong ability to use machinery such as Lathe, Mill, Grinder, etc.
  • Experience with Plano Polishing, and operating a fork truck
  • Master Cam, and CNC Programming is preferred
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