Melt gold or silver alloys and pour molten metal into ingot molds.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Melters do?

Melts gold, or gold and silver alloys, using furnace, electric heating unit, or torch, and pours molten metal into ingot molds to prepare metal for use in making jewelry: Places metal in clay crucible. Places crucible in preheated oven or heats crucible with torch to melt metal. Observes color changes in metals to ensure that specified temperature is attained. Pours molten metal into ingot mold. Opens mold, lifts out ingot with tongs, and quenches ingot in water. May operate roller machine to roll ingots into metal strips for use in stamping out jewelry blanks [ROLLER].

Should I be a Melter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Melter - Caster

    How to become a Melter

    Most Melters 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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