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9412 – 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.


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Ammunition caster – foundry

Apprentice moulder – foundry

Automatic casting machine operator – foundry

Automatic moulding machine operator – foundry

Bench coremaker – foundry

Bench moulder

Bench moulder – foundry

Brass caster

Bullet moulder – foundry

Casting machine operator

Casting machine operator – foundry

Centrifugal casting machine operator

Centrifugal casting machine tender – foundry

Ceramic mouldmaker

Ceramic mouldmaker – foundry

Channel furnace operator – foundry

Cope and drag pinlift operator – foundry

Copper caster – foundry

Core extruder – foundry

Core machine operator – foundry

Core oven operator – foundry

Core oven tender – foundry

Core room set-up man/woman – foundry

Core setter – foundry

Core-blower machine operator – foundry

Coremaker – foundry

Coremaking machine operator – foundry

Core-sand-mixer – foundry

Cupola furnace operator – foundry

Custom moulder – foundry

Die-casting machine operator

Die-casting machine operator – foundry

Die-casting machine setter – foundry

Die-casting machine set-up man/woman – foundry

Die-casting machine tender – foundry

Dry-sand moulder – foundry

Electric furnace operator – foundry

Floor moulder – foundry

Foundry furnace operator

Foundry mouldmaker

Foundry pourer

Foundry sand mixer

Foundry worker

Furnace operator – foundry

Granular aluminum caster – foundry

Grid caster – foundry

Grid-caster operator – foundry

Hand lead caster – foundry

Hand mouldmaker – foundry

Hand sand-core maker – foundry

Hot-box moulder – foundry

Hunter machine operator – foundry

Induction furnace operator – foundry

Investment caster – foundry

Iron caster – foundry

Iron moulder – foundry

Job moulder – foundry

Jobbing coremaker

Jobbing moulder

Lead casting machine operator

Lead shot caster – foundry

Lost pattern caster – foundry

Lost wax caster – foundry

Machine coremaker

Machine coremaker – foundry

Machine moulder – foundry

Machine-line moulder – foundry

Manual moulder

Melter – foundry

Metal caster

Metal caster – foundry

Metal frame moulder – foundry

Mould caster – foundry

Mould setter – foundry

Moulding and coremaking machine setter – foundry

Moulding and coremaking machine set-up man/woman – foundry

Moulding sand mixer – foundry

Ornamental caster – foundry

Pattern gater

Pattern moulder – foundry

Pellet maker – foundry

Permanent mould operator – foundry

Pipe coremaker – foundry

Pit moulder

Pit moulder – foundry

Roto-lift operator – foundry

Sand control man/woman – foundry

Sand control operator – foundry

Sand coremaker

Sand floor moulder – foundry

Sand mill operator – foundry

Sand moulder

Sand moulder – foundry

Sand processing operator – foundry

Sand system operator – foundry

Sand-slinger operator – foundry

Shell core maker – foundry

Shell mould assembler – foundry

Shell moulder – foundry

Shot maker – foundry

Sintering press tender – foundry

Squeezer machine operator – foundry

Squeezer moulder – foundry

Strand operator – foundry

Vessel operator – foundry

Wax-pattern assembler and repairer

Wax-pattern coater

Wax-pattern moulder

Wax-pattern mouldmaker

White-metal caster – foundry

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Manual mouldmakers

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; may pour molten metal into moulds to produce metal castings.

Manual coremakers

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.

Machine mouldmakers and coremakers

Set up, adjust and operate various mouldmaking and coremaking machines to make sand and ceramics moulds and cores.

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 may be required.

Up to two years of on-the-job training are required for manual mouldmakers; several months of on-the-job training are required for other workers in this unit group.

Additional information

There is some mobility between workers in this unit group.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Foundry labourers (in 9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processing)

Furnace operators who convert and refine primary metals, and operators of continuous casting processes (in 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing)

Supervisors of foundry workers (in 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing)