Profession precast moulder

Precast moulders handcast decorative and structural concrete building products such as fireplace units, blocks or coloured tiles. They use a portable concrete-mixing machine.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Mix moulding and casting material

    Measure and mix ingredients for casting and moulding materials, according to appropriate formula.

  • Feed concrete mixer

    Feed the concrete mixer with cement, sand, water, rock or other required materials using the shovel, making sure the specifications are met.

  • Dump batches

    Dump the batches into conveyors making sure the specifications such as the mixing time are followed.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Settle concrete

    Settle the concrete using the vibrating tables.

  • Cast concrete sections

    Cast tops and bottoms or other electrolytic cells concrete sections using power tools.

  • Remove finished casts

    Open mould and safely remove the finished cast from within.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Mix concrete

    Use compact concrete mixers or various ad-hoc containers such as wheelbarrows to mix concrete. Prepare the correct quantities of cement, water, aggregate and optional added ingredients, and mix the ingredients until an homogenous concrete is formed.

  • Prevent casting adhesion

    Prevent the casting sticking to the moulds by brushing the mould with oil, hot wax or graphite solution, according to the specification of each casting components.

  • Ensure mould uniformity

    Oversee uniformity of moulds; use casting equipment and tools such as hand press.

  • Reinforce concrete

    Reinforce concrete by inserting reinforcing steel members.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep records of work progress use personal protection equipment transfer bricks adjust curing ovens clean mixer various types of sand personal protective equipment maintain equipment pallets loading operate furnace