Sand Cutter Operator

Control machines with cutting disks to mix binder and sand and aerate sand.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sand Cutter Operators do?

Controls machine equipped with cutting disks to mix binder and sand, and aerate sand used in construction of foundry molds and cores: Sprays water over sand on foundry floor and adds binder to sand. Starts machine and steers it back and forth through pile to mix water, binder, and sand. Rubs sand through fingers to test cohesiveness of mixture and adds water or binder to sand to obtain mixture of desired consistency.


Should I be a Sand Cutter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Sand Conditioner, Sand Operator, Sand Sifter, Sand-System Operator

    How to become a Sand Cutter Operator

    Most Sand Cutter Operators 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. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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