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Molding and Casting Workers
District Of Columbia

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Perform a variety of duties such as mixing materials, assembling mold parts, filling molds, and stacking molds to mold and cast a wide range of products.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Pour, pack, spread, or press plaster, concrete, liquid plastic, or other materials into or around models or molds.
  • Operate and adjust controls of heating equipment to melt material or to cure, dry, or bake filled molds.
  • Read work orders or examine parts to determine parts or sections of products to be produced.
  • Load or stack filled molds in ovens, dryers, or curing boxes, or on storage racks or carts.
  • Set the proper operating temperature for each casting.
  • Measure and cut products to specified dimensions, using measuring and cutting instruments.
  • Remove excess materials and level and smooth wet mold mixtures.
  • Melt metal pieces, using torches, and cast products, such as inlays and crowns, using centrifugal casting machines.
  • Select sizes and types of molds according to instructions.
  • Align and assemble parts to produce completed products, using gauges and hand tools.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Blow molding machines
  • Calipers
  • Casting machines
  • Pulverizing machinery
  • Utility knives

Technology:
  • Inventory management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Time accounting software
  • Word processing software

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