Metal Pourers and Casters
On the Job
Metal Pourers and Casters operate hand-controlled mechanisms to regulate the flow of melted metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
- Inspect production equipment.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds.
- Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
- Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
- Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
- Remove workpieces from molds.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Frequent decision-making.
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