Profession foundry operative
Foundry operative manufacture castings, including pipes, tubes, hollow profiles and other products of the first processing of steel, by operating hand-controlled equipment in a foundry. They conduct the flow of molten ferrous and non-ferrous metals into moulds, taking care to create the exact right circumstances to obtain the highest quality metal. They observe the flow of metal to identify faults. In case of a fault, they notify the authorised personnel and participate in the removal of the fault.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Maintain mould parts
Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of moulds and mould parts.
- Assemble metal parts
Align and arrange steel and metal parts in order to assemble complete products; use the appropriate hand tools and gauges.
- Insert mould structures
Insert mould structures using the appropriate hand tools.
- Move filled moulds
Correctly replace filled-up moulds; understand how to load moulds into the oven and how to store filled-up moulds onto a rack.
- Handle metal work orders
Interpret work orders in order to determine which metal parts should be produced.
- Mix moulding and casting material
Measure and mix ingredients for casting and moulding materials, according to appropriate formula.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.
- Repair mould defects
Repair mould malfunctions and damage, e.g. cracks or broken edges; use hand tools, mould boxes and patterns.
- Fill moulds
Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.
- Select mould types
Select the appropriate type and size of mould based on the operation.
- Construct moulds
Construct moulds for the casting of objects in plaster, clay, glass, plastic or metal. Use casting machines and materials such as rubber, plaster or fibreglass.
- Ensure mould uniformity
Oversee uniformity of moulds; use casting equipment and tools such as hand press.