Pour molten, nonferrous metals into solidifying ingots.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Ingot Headers do?
Pours molten, nonferrous metals into solidifying ingots to compensate for shrinkage that occurs when ingots cool in their molds: Dumps specified amount of metal and flux into pot of gas- or oil-fired furnace. Reads temperature indicators and adjusts furnace flame to melt heading metal. Adds metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage, using ladle. Stencils identifying characters on top of solidified ingots, using special hammer tool. Opens mold and removes ingot, using tongs.
Should I be an Ingot Header?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Also known as:
Billet Header, Casting Header, Ingot Caster
How to become an Ingot Header
Most Ingot Headers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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