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94101 – Foundry workers

Foundry workers make foundry moulds and cores by hand or machine, cast molten metal, and operate furnaces in the foundry industry. They are employed by metal foundries and foundry departments of metal products manufacturing companies.


Example titles

  • Bench moulder - foundry
  • Casting machine operator - foundry
  • Foundry worker
  • Furnace operator - foundry
  • Manual moulder
  • Melter - foundry
  • Metal caster - foundry
  • Pit moulder
  • Sand coremaker
  • Sand moulder

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
    Mouldmakers and coremakers
    • Make and repair sand moulds using patterns, moulding boxes, sand and hand tools following bench, floor or pit moulding methods
    • Operate ovens to dry moulds
    • Make cores for use inside moulds to form holes or void spaces in castings using core boxes, sand, hammer and wire or other reinforcing material
    • Coat cores with protective materials and bake cores in oven
    • Set up, adjust and operate various mouldmaking and coremaking machines to make sand and ceramics moulds and cores
    • May pour molten metal into moulds to produce metal castings.
    Metal casters
    • Set up and operate various casting machines to cast ferrous and non-ferrous metal products; hand ladle and pour molten metal into moulds to produce castings.
    Foundry furnace operators
    • Operate furnaces used to melt metals for moulding and casting.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Several weeks of on-the-job training are required.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • There is some mobility between workers in this unit group.


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