CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries. 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.
 
Pour molten metal into molds, manually or using crane ladles.
 
Rotate sweep boards around spindles in order to make symmetrical molds for convex impressions.
 
Operate ovens or furnaces to bake cores or to melt, skim, and flux metal.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Airset Caster
Airset Molder
Core Baker
Core Drier
Core Machine Operator
Core Maker
Core Oven Tender
Core Paster
Core Piler
Core Setter
Core Stacker
Core Sticker
Core Stripper
Coremaker Apprentice
Dipper
Dry Molder
Dry Sand Molder
Founder
Foundry Finisher
Foundry Mold Assembly and Shake-Out Worker
Foundry Molder
Foundry Tender
Foundry Worker
Golf Club Head Former
Green Sand Molder
Hand Coremaker
Hand Former
Hand Spring Former
Journeyman Molder
Mold Capper
Mold Closer
Mold Finisher
Mold Maker
Molder
Molder Apprentice
No Bake Molder
Pattern Molder
Roll Hand
Sand Cutter
Sand Cutter Operator
Sand Molder
Shell Core Operator
Shell Mold Operator
Sweep Molder
Wax Pattern Coater
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Foundry Mold and Coremakers, Precision
 
 
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