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Overview

Metal Casting Trades Workers form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings.

Day-to-day

  • selects metal stock for job requirements
  • heats metal in forges and furnaces and hammers, punches and cuts metal using hand tools and machine presses
  • tempers and hardens finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
  • cuts, trims, shapes and smoothes stock to form mould patterns
  • fills boxes with sand and sets patterns in place and pours molten metal into moulds, applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

To become a Metal Casting Trades Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Grinder Operation

  • Hand Tools Operation

  • Forklift Operation

  • Communication Skills

  • Welding

  • Physical Demand

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