Casting Repairer

Repair broken or cracked castings and forgings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Casting Repairers do?

Repairs broken or cracked castings and forgings, using special cold process requiring no welding: Calculates factors, such as size, depth, and position of fracture, and tensile strength and distribution of stress and strain in material. Employs combination of holding and locking devices to make repair, using airhammers, air drills, air grinders, punches, and strippers to insert holding and locking devices in casting and to smooth finish. May fabricate special angle heads for airhammer, air grinder, and air drill, using blacksmith tools and anvil.

Should I be a Casting Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cooperer, Fishing-Tackle Repairer

    How to become a Casting Repairer

    Casting Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Casting Repairer-related education!
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