Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
On the Job
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators operate metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or plastic parts or products.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
- Operate grinding equipment.
- Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds.
- Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
- Build production molds.
- Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools.
- Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces.
- Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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