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Foundry Mold and Coremakers
(SOC Code : 51-4071)
in California

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$14.86$11.06$14.23$17.92

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Ironworking/Ironworker

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Clean and smooth molds, cores, and core boxes, and repair surface imperfections.
Move and position workpieces such as mold sections, patterns, and bottom boards, using cranes, or signal others to move workpieces.
Sprinkle or spray parting agents onto patterns and mold sections to facilitate removal of patterns from molds.
Position patterns inside mold sections and clamp sections together.
Position cores into lower sections of molds, and reassemble molds for pouring.
Sift and pack sand into mold sections, core boxes, and pattern contours, using hand or pneumatic ramming tools.
Tend machines that bond cope and drag together to form completed shell molds.
Cut spouts, runner holes, and sprue holes into molds.
Lift upper mold sections from lower sections and remove molded patterns.
Form and assemble slab cores around patterns and position wire in mold sections to reinforce molds, using hand tools and glue.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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