Machine Sand Mixer

Operate machines to mix or recondition molding sands.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Sand Mixers do?

Operates machine to mix or recondition molding sand: Weighs out specified amounts of ingredients, such as sand, sea coal, and bonding agents, and shovels them into machine or automatic hopper. Sets dials for specified amounts of water, core oil, and other ingredients that are automatically measured and fed into machine. Turns dials to time mixing cycle of machine. Removes sample of sand and feels sand for consistency. Adjusts controls and adds ingredients to vary mixture according to sampling. May be designated according to purpose for which sand is to be used as Sand-Mill Operator, Core-Sand; Sand-Mill Operator, Facing-Sand; Sand-Mill Operator, Molding-Sand.

Should I be a Machine Sand Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Sand Conditioner, Machine, Sand Mixer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Sand Mixer

    Most Machine Sand Mixers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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