Steel Pourer

Pour molten metal from ladles into molds to form ingots.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Steel Pourers do?

Pours molten metal from ladles into molds to form ingots: Examines molds to ensure that they are clean, smooth, and coated. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to position pouring nozzle of ladle over molds. Pulls lever to lift ladle stopper and allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified height. Replaces defective stoppers, using handtools, sledges, and bars. Signals STEEL-POURER HELPER during steel pouring operation to obtain sample of steel for analysis, spray water on filled molds, and cap molds. Removes solidified steel or slag from pouring nozzle, using long bar or oxygen burner.


Should I be a Steel Pourer?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Iron Pourer, Molten Iron Pourer, Pourer Off, Third Steel Pourer, Tin Pourer

    How to become a Steel Pourer

    Most Steel Pourers 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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