Profession foundry moulder

Foundry moulders manufacture cores for metal moulds, which are used to fill a space in the mould that must remain unfilled during casting. They use wood, plastic or other materials to create the core, selected to withstand the extreme environment of a metal mould.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Ensure core uniformity

    Oversee uniformity of cores; use casting machinery and equipment and tools such as a hand press.

  • Maintain cores

    Clean and repair cores, e.g. by smoothing out imperfections on the surface.

  • Position core workpieces

    Handle coring tools such as bottom boards, coring patterns and core sections; move coring workpieces, for example by operating a crane.

  • Pour molten metal into cores

    Pour molten steel or metal into cores; operate by hand, for example or by using cranes.

  • Provide pouring holes in cores

    Cut spouts, runner holes, and sprue holes into cores.

  • Repair core defects

    Repair core malfunctions and damage, e.g. cracks or broken edges; use hand tools, core boxes and patterns.

  • Construct cores

    Construct cores for the casting of objects in plaster, clay or metal. Use casting machines and materials such as rubber, plaster or fibreglass.

  • Insert core structures

    Insert core structures using the appropriate hand tools or cranes.

  • Maintain core parts

    Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of cores and core parts.

Optional knowledge and skills

types of plastic monitor gauge ferrous metal processing supervise work types of metal manufacturing processes types of metal coordinate coremaking shifts non-ferrous metal processing follow manufacturing work schedule attend to detail in casting processes mark processed workpiece prepare technical reports precious metal processing communicate using non-verbal language various types of sand