Clean and assemble foundry molds to prepare them for pouring.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Mold Closers do?
Cleans and assembles foundry molds to prepare them for pouring: Cleans inside surface of sand molds with airhose. Positions cores in drags. Thrusts rod into ventholes to remove obstructions. Fits and clamps cope and drag together to form flask. Places runner cup over pouring hole. May patch and smooth damaged portions of mold, using spoon or trowel. May assist in pouring metal into molds. May remove castings from molds.
Should I be a Mold Closer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Also known as:
Mold Clamper, Mold-Closer Helper
How to become a Mold Closer
Most Mold Closers 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.
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