Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.
- White Metal Caster
- Tin Pourer
- Third Steel Pourer
- Steel Pourer
- Pourer Off
- Molten Iron Pourer
- Mold Maker
- Metal Handler
- Melter - Caster
- Repair and maintain metal forms and equipment, using hand tools, sledges, and bars.
- Stencil identifying information on ingots and pigs, using special hand tools.
- Transport metal ingots to storage areas, using forklifts.
- Remove metal ingots or cores from molds, using hand tools, cranes, and chain hoists.
- Assemble and embed cores in casting frames, using hand tools and equipment.
- Remove solidified steel or slag from pouring nozzles, using long bars or oxygen burners.
- Load specified amounts of metal and flux into furnaces or clay crucibles.
- Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights.
- Add metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage.
- Turn valves to circulate water through cores, or spray water on filled molds to cool and solidify metal.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: I.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $38,180 with most people making between $26,170 and $52,830
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 1,140 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 950 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 40 replacement openings for approximately 40 total annual openings.
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