Ladle Pourer

Cast refined lead into molds moving along conveyor belt.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ladle Pourers do?

Casts refined lead into molds moving along conveyor belt: Connects pipelines from kettle to ladle, and preheats pipes, valves, and ladle with gas burner to prevent hardening of metal. Controls flow of metal into ladle, and pours lead into molds by tilting ladle. Skims oxide from surface of metal in molds.


Should I be a Ladle Pourer?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Buggy Ladle Tender, Bull Ladle Tender, Ladle Car Operator, Ladle Filler, Ladle Handler, Ladle Operator, Ladle Puller See More

    How to become a Ladle Pourer

    Most Ladle Pourers 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. Chart?chd=s:9aaaab&chl=no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,97,97
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