Casting Room Operator

Tend the equipment that creates cellophane using viscose liquids.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casting Room Operators do?

Tends equipment that forces viscose fluid between two adjustable metal bars and into acid bath that coagulates fluid into continuous sheet of cellophane: Reads gauges and observes image on video display screen to ascertain thickness and uniformity of cellophane sheet. Turns clamp nuts, using wrench, to adjust bar gap to produce sheet of specified thickness and uniformity. Turns valves and starts pumps to regulate flow of viscose. Maintains log of operating conditions and output of casting machine.


Should I be a Casting Room Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Caustic-Room Attendant, Clay Caster

    How to become a Casting Room Operator

    Most Casting Room 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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