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FOUNDRY LEADMAN: Safety First

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Jorge works in a foundry where he leads a team of workers making cores and molds using molten metal. He shares what a typical day looks like for him and explains what he does. Jorge also talks about how and why he got this job and the importance of always thinking about safety first when working around machinery.

Job Title: Leadman

Job Summary: Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Job Description

Metal and plastic machine workers set up and operate machines that cut, shape, and form metal and plastic materials or pieces. Foundry mold and coremakers make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

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m='12820'>my</span> <span m='12960'>workers,</span> <span m='14450'>help</span> <span m='14730'>them,</span> <span m='15570'>provide them</span> <span m='16040'>what</span> <span m='16219'>they</span> <span m='16329'>need,</span> <span m='17320'>and</span> <span m='17400'>work</span> <span m='17670'>myself,</span> <span m='17950'>helping</span> <span m='18230'>too.</span> </p><p><span m='19560'>OK.</span> <span m='19890'>We</span> <span m='20150'>are</span> <span m='20310'>core</span> <span m='20610'>makers.</span> <span m='20810'>I</span> <span m='21280'>work</span> <span m='21670'>in</span> <span m='21750'>the</span> <span m='21860'>core room.</span> </p><p><span m='23290'>And what</span> <span m='23500'>is</span> <span m='23690'>that?</span> </p><p><span m='24640'>Making</span> <span m='24870'>cores</span> <span m='25210'>for</span> <span m='25350'>the</span> <span m='25580'>mold</span> <span m='25760'>before</span> <span m='26110'>we</span> <span m='26360'>close</span> <span m='26650'>it.</span> <span m='26890'>There's</span> <span m='27060'>a</span> <span m='27140'>line</span> <span m='27980'>that</span> <span m='28060'>make</span> <span m='28290'>the</span> <span m='28480'>molds,</span> <span m='28820'>and we</span> <span m='28990'>make</span> <span m='29120'>the</span> <span m='29280'>cores,</span> <span m='29900'>which</span> <span m='30070'>is</span> <span m='30160'>the</span> <span m='30503'>heart,</span> <span m='31190'>the one</span> <span m='31240'>that</span> <span m='31400'>goes</span> <span m='31700'>inside</span> <span m='32549'>before</span> <span m='32870'>they</span> <span m='32950'>pour it</span> <span m='33300'>with</span> <span m='33480'>the</span> <span m='33530'>metal.</span> </p><p><span m='33950'>We use</span> <span m='34440'>the</span> <span m='34540'>machines,</span> <span m='35480'>but</span> <span m='35560'>all</span> <span m='35690'>the</span> <span m='35780'>machines</span> <span m='36940'>are</span> <span m='37560'>with</span> <span m='37680'>sand.</span> <span m='38340'>We work</span> <span m='38730'>with</span> <span m='38830'>sand</span> <span m='39410'>all</span> <span m='39730'>day</span> <span m='39980'>long,</span> <span m='40260'>sand</span> <span m='40625'>and</span> <span m='40990'>chemicals.</span> </p><p><span m='42080'>Well,</span> <span m='42740'>back</span> <span m='43010'>in</span> <span m='43150'>1987</span> <span m='43856'>I</span> <span m='44210'>applied</span> <span m='44710'>for</span> <span m='45140'>it,</span> <span m='45360'>and</span> <span m='45790'>they</span> <span m='45940'>gave</span> <span m='46080'>me</span> <span m='46170'>the</span> <span m='46280'>opportunity.</span> <span m='47150'>And</span> <span m='47640'>I've</span> <span m='47770'>been here</span> <span m='48100'>since</span> <span m='48280'>then.</span> <span m='48665'>I</span> <span m='49050'>used to</span> <span m='49210'>work for</span> <span m='49450'>General</span> <span m='49880'>Motors</span> <span m='50150'>before,</span> <span m='50980'>in</span> <span m='51100'>a</span> <span m='51160'>foundry.</span> <span m='52025'>A</span> <span m='52430'>different</span> <span m='52770'>type</span> <span m='52960'>of</span> <span m='53060'>job.</span> <span m='53530'>They</span> <span m='53640'>operate</span> <span m='54070'>totally</span> <span m='54400'>different.</span> <span m='55020'>But</span> <span m='55675'>they</span> <span m='56040'>considered</span> <span m='56440'>this</span> <span m='56790'>an</span> <span m='56900'>experience</span> <span m='57420'>for</span> <span m='57520'>me,</span> <span m='58440'>so</span> <span m='58490'>they hired</span> <span m='58795'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='59540'>Well,</span> <span m='60140'>I'd say a</span> <span m='60380'>lot</span> <span m='60590'>of</span> <span m='60660'>people</span> <span m='60930'>think</span> <span m='61080'>it's a real</span> <span m='61500'>hard</span> <span m='61750'>job.</span> <span m='62690'>No it</span> <span 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m='84890'>or</span> <span m='85170'>fork</span> <span m='85510'>lifts,</span> <span m='86010'>or</span> <span m='86430'>pouring</span> <span m='86740'>the hot</span> <span m='87030'>metal,</span> <span m='87785'>then</span> <span m='88160'>there's</span> <span m='88280'>danger.</span> <span m='89600'>You've</span> <span m='89730'>got</span> <span m='89860'>to</span> <span m='89920'>be</span> <span m='90110'>aware</span> <span m='91960'>of the</span> <span m='92030'>risks you're</span> <span m='92330'>taking.</span> </p>","file":{"id":319430,"video_id":"2924729421001","name":"1603-Jorge-p-FoundryWorker","duration":93159,"thumbnail_url":null}});