A Metal Casting Trades Worker pours molten metal into a mould

Metal Casting Trades Worker

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

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.

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