Pourers and Casters, Metal

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What do they do?

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.

Also known as:

Aluminum Pourer, Caster, Casting Operator, Die Cast Operator (DCO), Direct Chill Caster (DC Caster), Ingot Caster, Iron Pourer, Ladleman, Melter, Metal Handler, Pourer, Vacuum Caster

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Pourers and Casters, Metal in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Pourers and Casters, Metal is projected to Decline 16 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -16.3%

    Percent Change

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  • 700

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (7.5%)
  • Associate's degree (6.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (27.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (45.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.9%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • 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.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Place materials into molds.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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