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Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators

Operate metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$20.63 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -6.1%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • 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.
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Job Title Examples:

Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
Core Machine Operator
Core Oven Tender

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