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FOUNDRY LEADMAN, IN-DEPTH: Pouring Molten Metal Is A Challenge

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Jorge goes in-depth with his story of working in a foundry heading a crew of workers making cores and molds. He shares what he likes most about his job and talks a bit about why pouring metal is a challenge for him. Jorge also talks about why finding working in this field is a difficult in the current economy and shares what is work-life balance is like.

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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