Tasks

  • making moulds by hand or using auxiliary machines on a bench for small metal castings, on the foundry floor, or in a pit for large castings
  • making cores for use in metal moulds
  • cleaning and smoothing moulds, core boxes, and repairing surface imperfections
  • moving and positioning work pieces such as mould sections, patterns, and bottom boards, using cranes, or signalling others to move work pieces
  • positioning patterns inside mould sections and clamping sections together
  • cutting spouts, runner holes and sprue holes into moulds
  • lifting upper mould sections from lower sections and remove moulded patterns

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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