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Pourers and Casters, Metal

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Examine molds to ensure they are clean, smooth, and properly coated.
    • Pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings, using ladles or hand-controlled mechanisms.
    • Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights.
    • Read temperature gauges and observe color changes, adjusting furnace flames, torches, or electrical heating units as necessary to melt metal to specifications.
    • Collect samples, or signal workers to sample metal for analysis.
    • Load specified amounts of metal and flux into furnaces or clay crucibles.
    • Add metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage.
    • Turn valves to circulate water through cores, or spray water on filled molds to cool and solidify metal.
    • Skim slag or remove excess metal from ingots or equipment, using hand tools, strainers, rakes, or burners, collecting scrap for recycling.
    • Remove metal ingots or cores from molds, using hand tools, cranes, and chain hoists.
    • Stencil identifying information on ingots and pigs, using special hand tools.
    • Assemble and embed cores in casting frames, using hand tools and equipment.
    • Position equipment such as ladles, grinding wheels, pouring nozzles, or crucibles, or signal other workers to position equipment.
    • Transport metal ingots to storage areas, using forklifts.
    • Remove solidified steel or slag from pouring nozzles, using long bars or oxygen burners.
    • Repair and maintain metal forms and equipment, using hand tools, sledges, and bars.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 38470/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 18.5/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 60

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Persistence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

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