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"Metal Pourer and Caster"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Metal Pourer and Caster"

1) Add metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage.

2) Collect samples, or signal workers to sample metal for analysis.

3) Examine molds to ensure they are clean, smooth, and properly coated.

4) Load specified amounts of metal and flux into furnaces or clay crucibles.

5) Position equipment such as ladles, grinding wheels, pouring nozzles, or crucibles, or signal other workers to position equipment.

6) Pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings, using ladles or hand-controlled mechanisms.

7) Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights.

8) Read temperature gauges and observe color changes; then adjust furnace flames, torches, or electrical heating units as necessary to melt metal to specifications.

9) Remove metal ingots or cores from molds, using hand tools, cranes, and chain hoists.

 

 

11) Turn valves to circulate water through cores, or spray water on filled molds to cool and solidify metal.

12) Assemble and embed cores in casting frames, using hand tools and equipment.


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13) Remove solidified steel or slag from pouring nozzles, using long bars or oxygen burners.

14) Repair and maintain metal forms and equipment, using hand tools, sledges, and bars.

15) Stencil identifying information on ingots and pigs, using special hand tools.

16) Transport metal ingots to storage areas, using forklifts.

Job Description for "Metal Pourer and Caster" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4052.00