Profession casting machine operator
Metal castings moulders make moulds and cores for casting metal.
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- Types of moulding
The characteristics and procedures used in the various types of moulding such as blow moulding, compression moulding, injection moulding and thermoforming.
- Metal joining technologies
The various technologies used for the joining and assembling of fabricated metal workpieces.
- Casting processes
The various practices used in the casting of metal, plastics and other cast materials, including mould filling, solidification, cooling, and others, all relating to varying approaches in case of different types of material.
- Alloys of precious metals
Types of material that consist of two or more metals or non-metals.
- Handle metal work orders
Interpret work orders in order to determine which metal parts should be produced.
- Manipulate metal
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of metal.
- Use tools for castings repair
Construct and repair castings and equipment using hand tools, machine tools, and measuring instruments. Safely carry out emergency or temporary repairs. Take measures to ensure a safe working environment.
- Heat metals
Heat steel and metals in fire; adjust and regulate heat controls to reach appropriate pouring temperature.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.
- Ensure mould uniformity
Oversee uniformity of moulds; use casting equipment and tools such as hand press.
- Maintain mould parts
Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of moulds and mould parts.
- Attend to detail in casting processes
Attend in the metal processing casting work to specificities and details concerning the quality of the casting and moulds.
- Measure metal to be heated
Measure the amounts of steel or other metals to be heated. Take decisions on the amount of heat to be used, the duration of the heating, and other variables in the process based on the measurement.
- Mix moulding and casting material
Measure and mix ingredients for casting and moulding materials, according to appropriate formula.
- Fabricate metal parts
Fabricate metal parts, using equipment such as drill presses and engine lathes.
- Fill moulds
Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.
- Assemble metal parts
Align and arrange steel and metal parts in order to assemble complete products; use the appropriate hand tools and gauges.
- Cast metal
Pour liquid metal into the hollow cavity of a mould, which contains the future product's desired shape, place it into a furnace and then cool it and let it solidify.
- Admit basic metals to furnace
Start conveyors and open furnace doors to admit slabs, plate, sheet, and coil, or signal a crane operator to uncover soaking pits and lower ingots into them.
- Remove finished casts
Open mould and safely remove the finished cast from within.
- Clean moulds
Clean the mould using water, grease or oil, washing and scraping them by hand.