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Molding and Casting Workers - 51-9195.07

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bed Laborer
  • Caster
  • Fabricator
  • Injection Molding Machine Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Mold Mechanic
  • Molder
  • Molding Line Assistant
  • Molding Line Operator
  • Press Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Align and assemble parts to produce completed products, using gauges and hand tools.
  • Assemble, insert, and adjust wires, tubes, cores, fittings, rods, or patterns into molds, using hand tools and depth gauges.
  • Bore holes or cut grates, risers, or pouring spouts in molds, using power tools.
  • Brush or spray mold surfaces with parting agents or insert paper into molds to ensure smoothness and prevent sticking or seepage.
  • Clean, finish, and lubricate molds and mold parts.
  • Construct or form molds for use in casting metal, clay, or plaster objects, using plaster, fiberglass, rubber, casting machines, patterns, or flasks.
  • Engrave or stamp identifying symbols, letters, or numbers on products.
  • Load or stack filled molds in ovens, dryers, or curing boxes, or on storage racks or carts.
  • Locate and scribe parting lines on patterns, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, squares, or depth gauges.
  • Measure and cut products to specified dimensions, using measuring and cutting instruments.
  • Measure ingredients and mix molding, casting material, or sealing compounds to prescribed consistencies, according to formulas.
  • Melt metal pieces, using torches, and cast products, such as inlays and crowns, using centrifugal casting machines.
  • Operate and adjust controls of heating equipment to melt material or to cure, dry, or bake filled molds.
  • Operate molding machines that compact sand in flasks to form molds.
  • Patch broken edges or fractures, using clay or plaster.
  • Place forms around models and separately immerse each half portion of a model in plaster, wax, or other mold-making materials.
  • Pour, pack, spread, or press plaster, concrete, liquid plastic, or other materials into or around models or molds.
  • Read work orders or examine parts to determine parts or sections of products to be produced.
  • Remove excess materials and level and smooth wet mold mixtures.
  • Repair mold defects, such as cracks or broken edges, using patterns, mold boxes, or hand tools.
  • Select sizes and types of molds according to instructions.
  • Separate models or patterns from molds and examine products for accuracy.
  • Set the proper operating temperature for each casting.
  • Smooth surfaces of molds, using scraping tools or sandpaper.
  • Tap or tilt molds to ensure uniform distribution of materials.
  • Trim or remove excess material, using scrapers, knives, or band saws.
  • Verify dimensions of products, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, vernier gauges, or protractors.
  • Withdraw cores or other loose mold members after castings solidify.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust position of molds during processing.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces.
  • Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds.
  • Assemble metal or plastic parts or products.
  • Build production molds.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
  • Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces.
  • Immerse objects or workpieces in cleaning or coating solutions.
  • Load items into ovens or furnaces.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production.
  • Mix substances to create chemical solutions.
  • Operate heating or drying equipment.
  • Place materials into molds.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Remove workpieces from molds.
  • Repair templates, patterns, or molds.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Cell Maker
  • Mold Maker (Pottery and Porcelain)
  • Plaster-Pattern Caster
  • Rubber-Stamp Maker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Artificial-Candy Maker
  • Block Maker
  • Candle Molder, Hand
  • Caster
  • Catheter Builder
  • Cell Maker
  • Cement Fittings Maker
  • Compo Caster
  • Concrete-Float Maker
  • Concrete-Pipe Maker
  • Concrete-Stone Fabricator
  • Concrete-Vault Maker
  • Coremaker, Pipe
  • Cultured-Marble-Products Maker
  • Denture-Model Maker
  • Encapsulator
  • Handle Maker
  • Kiln-Furniture Caster
  • Laundry-Tub Maker
  • Lead Caster
  • Loader-Demolder
  • Machine-Made-Shoe Unit Worker
  • Mannequin-Mold Maker
  • Mill Helper
  • Modeler
  • Mold Filler
  • Mold Filler and Drainer
  • Mold Filler, Plastic Dolls
  • Mold Maker
  • Mold Maker, Terra Cotta
  • Mold Operator
  • Mold Presser
  • Mold-Filling Operator
  • Molder, Hand
  • Molder, Toilet Products
  • Needle Leader
  • Packer, Denture
  • Plaster Maker
  • Plaster Molder I
  • Plaster Molder II
  • Plaster-Die Maker
  • Plaster-Pattern Caster
  • Plastic Duplicator
  • Plastic Molder
  • Plastic-Joint Maker
  • Pourer
  • Precast Molder
  • Rubber Molder
  • Rubber-Stamp Maker
  • Scagliola Mechanic
  • Terrazzo-Tile Maker
  • Watch-Crystal Molder