Rotor Casting Machine Operator

Operate die presses, using demountable dies to cast motor and rotors.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rotor Casting Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates die press, using demountable dies to cast motor and generator rotors: Stacks rotor core laminations [LAMINATION ASSEMBLER] and mounts them over keyed mandrel secured to die base of casting machine. Verifies skew of core slots, using fixed gauge and places die shell and top plate over assembly and secures with C-clamp. Loads aluminum bar stock into pot-type furnace. Observes thermocouple dial and turns gas valve to regulate temperature of molten metal. Lines cylinder pot with asbestos strips and disk to prevent chilling. Pours specified amount of molten aluminum into cylinder, using hand ladle. Loads die and lamination assembly into press cavity and closes door. Pulls levers to activate die rams that force molten aluminum through and around laminations and eject cast rotor from press cylinder. Removes and stamps rotor with identifying data.


Should I be a Rotor Casting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Casting-Machine-Control-Board Operator, Casting Machine Set-Up Operator, Cup Fabricating Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Rotor Casting Machine Operator

    Most Rotor 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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