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Top 50 Foundry Worker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Foundry Worker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Foundry Worker resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.7% of Foundry Worker resumes contained Sand as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Foundry Worker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Foundry Worker:

1. Sand

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Here's how Sand is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Watered and mixed sand, shoveled sand into flasks and compacted sand in flasks, using ramming tool.
  • Worked with railroad on placement of full sand cars and removal of empty cars.
  • Job aspects required chemistry in lab, dry sand molding, and grinding.
  • Poured iron into sand molds to make parts such as idlers and cams.
  • Poured Iron metal into black sand molds to form cast iron parts.
  • Sprayed binder on surface of sand molds and dried surface with blowtorch.
  • Performed torch cutting, plasma cutting, sandblasting and water blasting.
  • Operated grinding and cutting equipment such as belts and sanders.
  • Transported flasks castings and sand to various facility locations.
  • Handled used sand molds and maintained castings and flasks.
  • Relocated sand, castings and flasks.
  • Assisted with sandblasting heads on engines.
  • Applied binder to sand molds.
  • Worked with sand blasting machines.
  • set up sand molds for iron castings and general foundry duties
  • Prepare flask with sands and vaccum before pour.
  • Ordered sand railcars for core dept.
  • Operate Cast Polyurethane Processing Machine Pour and remove casting Sand castings with belt sander
  • Grinded castings after cut off Inspected, sandblasted and welded castings
  • Pay: $9.25/hour Duties: build sand molds Reason for leaving: laid off

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2. Different Departments

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Here's how Different Departments is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Cross trained for 4 different departments.

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3. Aluminum

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Here's how Aluminum is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Produced aluminum castings by permanent-mold process* Mastered safety and quality control techniques
  • Monitored temperature and followed complex recipes while running five aluminum furnaces
  • Position entailed manufacturing decorative aluminum mailboxes and DOT sings.
  • Participated in molten aluminum pours.
  • Trim excess aluminum of new wheels; Run aluminum wheel press; Melt slabs of aluminum and melt defective material.
  • Melted down secondary metals and mixed with other metals (aluminum, brass) to make alloy blocks and bars.
  • Melt and pour aluminum/bronze into sand cast, manage floor, and meet production requirements on a daily basis.
  • Worked in a metal foundry where i poured molten aluminum in to molds for industrial heating coils.
  • Fork lifting duties and other similar duties to working in aluminum plant.
  • Drive fork lift and fill vats with molten aluminum for wheel press.
  • Transported and poured molten aluminum by forklift to the casting cells.
  • Operate furnaces and pour molten steels, bronze, and aluminum
  • Fill furnaces with necessary fill to make hot aluminum.
  • Poured molten metal into castings for aluminum products.
  • Machined and finished caste bronze and aluminum parts.
  • Distribute this hot aluminum, with forklift to small injection molding furnaces through out the factory.
  • Grind down Welds* Prep Parts for hea treatment* Straighten and remove burrs from Heat Sinks* Remove molds from oven to pour Aluminum/Steel
  • Sandblasted and repainted mold patterns Boiled aluminum and heated patterns with blow torches Poured aluminum molds and degated molds with table saw
  • Present Mold aluminum pipe fittings, grind, cut and fill in in theMachine shop from time to time
  • Pour liquid aluminum into casting Makes and sand models Cast an Assemble Drive hi lo

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4. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Used lock out/ tag out procedures and other safety procedures.
  • Practice safety procedures at all times.

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5. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Operated heavy equipment as needed such as forklifts, front end loaders and overhead cranes.

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6. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Received certification as an overhead crane operator.
  • Worked in Foundry as summer help I ran the core-machine, as well as received my fork-truck license.
  • Remove metal ingots or cores from molds, using hand tools, cranes, and chain hoists.
  • Hook chains for overhead crane, shake castings for blasting, pour metal for molds, molding
  • Use forklift to remove and weigh ingot stacks and load into transfer trailers or warehouse.
  • Used crane to move materials and filing and grinding burrs off cores.
  • Transport metal ingots to storage areas, using forklifts.
  • Sprayed binder on sand molds and arranged flasks.
  • Arranged castings into pairs for assembly.
  • Trained on forklift and overhead crane.
  • Operate 10 ton mag crane.
  • Fabricated bridge-bearing for department of transportations and railway system.
  • Sandblast Operator Maintain and ran a high pressure sandblast machine to blast insulating chemicals on the inside and outside of castings.
  • Jack hammer , chopping tools, over head crane certified.
  • Metal smelting and fabrication * Overhead crane operator * Forklift operator
  • prepared molds to be casted cleaned and sprayed insides of castings, Drove forklifts and operated heavy duty overhead cranes.
  • Pour molten steal in flask via crane.. makes cores with sand resin mix to full voids.
  • worked around a foundry operation ran a strip-out machine
  • Mold Makeing Cold Core Makeing Ran Smelting Furnace Operated Crane For Pouring Molds Grinded Molds Made sand For Molds
  • position Formed and poured iron to molds Sand-blasted parts Formed cores Ran Robots and machines

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7. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Assemble and embed cores in casting frames, using hand tools and equipment.
  • Used hand tools to grind off excess iron.
  • Operated grinder and hand tools to remove undesirable fins, burrs, gatesand risers from sand castings.
  • operated hand tools and a grinder to smooth out aluminum products
  • Used hand tools, grinders, air tools, files, and operated a hoist.

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8. Foundry Materials

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9. Following Tasks

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10. Bobcat

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Here's how Bobcat is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Operated Bobcat loader and forklifts to move product.
  • Incorporated forklift and bobcat use.
  • Licensed hi-lo driver and Bobcat operator * Conducted daily inventory of melting department and ordered according to inventory.
  • operated a bobcat skitsteer to load sand into the mixer for prep.

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11. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Operate Core, CNC, Machine Lath Machines, Air tools, Measuring Tools

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12. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.

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13. Skim

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Here's how Skim is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Operate ovens or furnaces to bake cores or to melt, skim, and flux metal.
  • Skim or pour dross, slag, or impurities from molten metal.
  • Skimmed slag from surface of molten metal, using scoop.
  • Fork truck, tap sows, skimming dross, cleaning banjos.

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14. Steel Jackets

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Here's how Steel Jackets is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Installed and removed steel jackets and bands used to hold snap molds together during casting.
  • Installed steel jackets and bands and relocated ladles of molten metal.

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15. Motor-Driven Screen

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16. Core Boxes

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Here's how Core Boxes is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Cleaned and smoothed molds, cores and core boxes and repaired surface imperfections.

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17. General Labor

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Here's how General Labor is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Poured hot liquid iron, machine shop work, assembly work and various general labor jobs.
  • General Labor Shell core operator Grinder Molder Furnace operator
  • Run Shaker Forklift Operation General Labor

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18. Clean Castings

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Here's how Clean Castings is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Directed high pressure stream of water onto castings to clean castings and removed cores.

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19. Facilitate Removal

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Here's how Facilitate Removal is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Used parting agent on molds to facilitate removal of patterns from molds and re-enforced molds using hand tools and glue

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20. Sift

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Here's how Sift is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Scrape accumulations of metal oxides from floors, molds, and crucibles, and sift and store them for reclamation.

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21. Mold Sections

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Here's how Mold Sections is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Sifted and packed sand into mold sections, core boxes and pattern contours, using hand and pneumatic ramming tools.
  • Sprinkle or spray parting agents onto patterns and mold sections to facilitate removal of patterns from molds.
  • Formed and assembled slab cores around patterns and position wire in mold sections to reinforce molds.
  • Lifted upper mold sections from lower sections and removed molded patterns.
  • Position patterns inside mold sections and clamp sections together.

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22. Excess Material

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Here's how Excess Material is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Trim excess material from parts, and grind scrap plastic into powder for reuse.
  • Used heist to lift materials on press to cut excess materials.
  • Remove excess materials and level and smooth wet mold mixtures.
  • Drill press operator* Calibrate engine parts for shipping* Grind and file excess material off engine parts

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23. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Operated forklift safely, OSHA Certified.

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24. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
  • Operated forklift to move raw materials and finished product for staging or storage purposes.
  • Conduct or supervise tests on raw materials or finished products to ensure their quality.

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25. Pipe Supports

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26. Disa

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Here's how Disa is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Fork truck operations, ductile iron operations, lost foam operations, DISA molding (fill in work only).
  • Formed 12 molds from sand for various parts of disaster sirens.
  • Assembled parts on shake out, and transferred iron to Disa and checked temperatures on iron before pouring.
  • Poured iron and set cores in the disa machines.
  • Operate Disa Match 130 and Sinto molding machines, molds used to create the finished product after metal is poured.
  • Operated the disa, grinder, shotblast(cleans cores), and forklifts.

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27. Tow Motor

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28. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Utilized a hoist to move steel containers to assembly lines.

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29. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Performed metal finishing operations for three years and Bench welded (TIG welded) for two years.
  • General construction of mailbox elements (aluminum TIG welding).

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30. High Pressure Stream

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31. Assurance

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Here's how Assurance is used in Foundry Worker jobs:

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32. Stainless Steel

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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Shift leader, melt down and pour stainless steel into molds, operating wheelibrator, logging temperatures and pour times.

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33. Clamp Sections

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34. Production Logs

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35. Production Data

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Here's how Production Data is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Record production data, and maintain production logs.

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36. Position Wire

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37. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Operated factory equipment in production processes
  • Performed all aspects of bronze casting production process, from reproducing artist originals to final finish work on artists' multiple series
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Operated machinery used in the production process.

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38. Bottom Boards

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39. Signal Workers

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Here's how Signal Workers is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Collect samples, or signal workers to sample metal for analysis.

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40. Car Parts

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41. End Plates

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42. Core Machine

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Here's how Core Machine is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Shop blaster and Core machines experience as well as other general duties as required.
  • Operated a Core machine,Resin Sand Muller,Spun pipe and palletizing

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43. Correct Amount

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Here's how Correct Amount is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Calculated and poured out correct amount of iron for various Pouring Lines.

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44. Position Cores

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Here's how Position Cores is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Position cores into lower sections of molds, and reassemble molds for pouring.

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45. Production Requirements

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46. Hard Worker

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47. Hour Shifts

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48. Signal Others

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49. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Prepare core for manufacturing process by sanding, filing, drilling and gluing according to customer specifications.

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50. Different Jobs

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Here's how Different Jobs is used in Foundry Worker jobs:
  • Adjust to different jobs through proper preparation while maintaining the lines compliance.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Foundry Worker

Sand

30.3%

Different Departments

19.7%

Aluminum

11.2%

Safety Procedures

5.7%

Heavy Equipment

5.0%

RAN

4.4%

Hand Tools

4.1%

Foundry Materials

2.6%

Following Tasks

2.1%

Bobcat

2.0%

CNC

1.7%

Machine Operation

1.7%

Skim

1.6%

Steel Jackets

1.4%

Motor-Driven Screen

1.3%

Core Boxes

1.2%

General Labor

1.1%

Clean Castings

1.1%

Facilitate Removal

1.1%

Sift

0.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Foundry Worker

Rank Skill
1 Sand 25.7%
2 Different Departments 16.8%
3 Aluminum 9.6%
4 Safety Procedures 4.8%
5 Heavy Equipment 4.3%
6 RAN 3.8%
7 Hand Tools 3.5%
8 Foundry Materials 2.2%
9 Following Tasks 1.8%
10 Bobcat 1.7%
11 CNC 1.4%
12 Machine Operation 1.4%
13 Skim 1.3%
14 Steel Jackets 1.2%
15 Motor-Driven Screen 1.1%
16 Core Boxes 1.0%
17 General Labor 0.9%
18 Clean Castings 0.9%
19 Facilitate Removal 0.9%
20 Sift 0.8%
21 Mold Sections 0.8%
22 Excess Material 0.8%
23 Osha 0.7%
24 Raw Materials 0.7%
25 Pipe Supports 0.7%
26 Disa 0.6%
27 Tow Motor 0.6%
28 Assembly Line 0.6%
29 TIG 0.5%
30 High Pressure Stream 0.5%
31 Assurance 0.5%
32 Stainless Steel 0.4%
33 Clamp Sections 0.4%
34 Production Logs 0.4%
35 Production Data 0.4%
36 Position Wire 0.4%
37 Production Process 0.4%
38 Bottom Boards 0.4%
39 Signal Workers 0.4%
40 Car Parts 0.4%
41 End Plates 0.4%
42 Core Machine 0.4%
43 Correct Amount 0.4%
44 Position Cores 0.4%
45 Production Requirements 0.4%
46 Hard Worker 0.4%
47 Hour Shifts 0.4%
48 Signal Others 0.4%
49 Customer Specifications 0.4%
50 Different Jobs 0.4%
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