Molding and Casting Workers

Perform a variety of duties such as mixing materials, assembling mold parts, filling molds, and stacking molds to mold and cast a wide range of products.

Median Annual Wage: $29,820

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (57%); Less than high school diploma (28%); Post-secondary certificate (12%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Machine Operator; Press Operator; Fabricator; Molder; Mold Mechanic; Bed Laborer; Caster; Molding Line Operator; Injection Molding Machine Operator; Molding Line Assistant

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  • Trim or remove excess material, using scrapers, knives, or band saws.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Molding and Casting Workers.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Molding and Casting Workers.

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