Casting Operator

Control the pouring station where aluminum and aluminum alloys are cast.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Casting Operators do?

Controls pouring station in which aluminum and aluminum alloys are cast into ingots: Regulates flow of molten metal from ladle or directly from melting furnace into trough feeding casting molds of casting unit. Regulates flow of metal from trough into molds by adjusting screw valves at bottom of trough. Controls cooling conditions of casting unit by maintaining constant level of metal in molds and regulating series of valves to spray water against molds to produce ingots of uniform crystalline structure. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to remove ingots.

Should I be a Casting Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Caster Operator, Cup Operator, DC Casting Operator, Direct Chill Casting Operator, Eight Arm Operator See More

    How to become a Casting Operator

    Most Casting Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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