foundry operative


Foundry operative manufacture castings, including pipes, tubes, hollow profiles and other products of the first processing of steel, by operating hand-controlled equipment in a foundry. They conduct the flow of molten ferrous and non-ferrous metals into moulds, taking care to create the exact right circumstances to obtain the highest quality metal. They observe the flow of metal to identify faults. In case of a fault, they notify the authorised personnel and participate in the removal of the fault.

Scope notes

Includes people performing the manufacture of jewerelly and bijouterie.

Alternative label

  • mold casting worker

  • metal molder

  • Central control caster

  • foundry operator

  • foundry process operator

  • caster

  • foundry worker

  • molding and casting worker

  • metal moulder

  • ladleman

  • metal caster

  • casting operator

  • pourer and caster

  • foundryman

  • casting worker

  • mould casting worker

  • ladleperson

  • moulding and casting worker m,f,n)

Regulatory aspect

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