Pig Casting Machine Operator

Operate pig machines to pour molten iron into molds to cast pig iron.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pig Casting Machine Operators do?

Operates pig machine to pour molten iron into molds to cast pig iron: Starts conveyor that positions mold under spout of pig-machine ladle. Moves controls to tilt ladle, allowing molten iron to flow into mold. Observes filling operation to detect sticking of molten iron to inside of molds, and signals LIME MIXER TENDER to spray additional lime on walls of molds. Performs maintenance, such as relining iron runners, repairing pig machine chains, and replacing broken molds, using handtools, bars, and jib crane.


Should I be a Pig Casting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Parts-Casting-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Pig Casting Machine Operator

    Most Pig Casting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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