Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

Median Annual Wage: $31,340

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (53%); Less than high school diploma (47%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Core Maker; Molder; Core Machine Operator; Mold Maker; No Bake Molder; Sand Molder; Journeyman Molder; Core Stripper; Shell Core Operator; Shell Mold Operator

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  • Move and position workpieces such as mold sections, patterns, and bottom boards, using cranes, or signal others to move workpieces.
  • Sprinkle or spray parting agents onto patterns and mold sections to facilitate removal of patterns from molds.

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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