Coremaking Machine Operator

Operate machines to mold cores.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Coremaking Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to mold core and insert carbon rod in core to form cathode of dry cell batteries: Installs extruder bushings and mold on machine, using handtools. Places carbon rods in trough of feeding mechanism. Fills machine hopper with paste, using shovel. Starts machine that rams paste into mold, drives bar into paste to form hole for carbon rod, inserts rod in paste, tamps paste to compress paste around rod, and ejects finished core onto conveyor belt. Inspects core for defects and off-centered rods. Adjusts rod-centering device and force of impact and length of stroke of ram, using handtools.

Should I be a Coremaking Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Coremaking Machine Operator

    Coremaking Machine Operators 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 Coremaking Machine Operator-related education!
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