Cast the jewelry pieces and ornamental figures using molten lead and zinc.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Casters do?

Casts jewelry pieces and ornamental figures for trophies and plaques from molten lead or zinc: Melts zinc or lead alloy bars in kettle. Assembles sections of mold and secures mold with C-clamp. Pours molten metal into mold, using hand ladle. Disassembles mold after specified time and knocks sand from casting, using mallet. Places jewelry piece or figure in tray to cool.

Should I be a Caster?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Battery Caster, Castables Worker, Foam Caster, Foot Caster, Ornamenter, Parts Caster, Hand, Sand-Caster Apprentice

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