Metal Pourer and Caster

Pour molten metals from ladles into molds to produce metal castings.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Metal Pourer and Casters do?

Pours molten metal from ladle into molds to produce metal castings: Tilts ladle or opens pouring spout by turning handwheel or moving levers to pour metal into sand molds. Skims slag off molten metal, using strainer device, or tilts ladle to dump out slag. May move ladle from cupola or furnace to work station, manually or using overhead monorail or chain fall. May be designated according to type of ladle used as Pourer, Buggy Ladle; Pourer, Bull Ladle; Pourer, Crane Ladle; Pourer, Crucible.

Should I be a Metal Pourer and Caster?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Aluminum Pourer, DC Caster, DCO, Direct Chill Caster, Metal Handler, Metal Pourer, Pourer and Caster, Metal See More

    How to become a Metal Pourer and Caster

    Most Metal Pourer and Casters 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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