Moulder, core maker or die caster
- Prepares casting pit with vents to allow the escape of gases, scoops molten metal from furnace using ladle and pours it into die or die casting machine.
- Fits cores in mould to form hollow parts in casting.
- Applies refractory bonding solution to moulds and dies to prevent molten metal fusing with sand.
- Separates mould from pattern and repairs damage or imperfections in mould surfaces.
- Transfers mould unit to oven for baking or hardens by injecting carbon dioxide.
- Positions moulding frame over pattern, fills it with sand, loam, or plaster and compacts by hand or machine.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 60% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for moulder, core maker or die caster is £20,105
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 12. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for moulder, core maker or die caster roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £20,105 per year. That is about £1,675 per month or £10.31 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,324, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,189
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 12 people are employed in the region.