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This unit group includes workers who make foundry moulds and cores by hand or machine, cast molten metal, and operate furnaces in the foundry industry. They are employed by metal foundries and foundry departments of metal products manufacturing companies.
bench moulder, casting machine operator, ceramic mouldmaker, die-casting machine operator, foundry worker, furnace operator – foundry, machine coremaker, manual moulder, melter – foundry, metal caster, pit moulder, sand coremaker, sand moulder.
- Manual mouldmakers make and repair sand moulds using patterns, moulding boxes, sand and hand tools following bench, floor or pit moulding methods; operate ovens to dry moulds; may pour molten metal into moulds to produce metal castings.
- Manual coremakers make cores for use inside moulds to form holes or void spaces in castings using core boxes, sand, hammer and wire or other reinforcing material; coat cores with protective materials and bake cores in oven.
- Machine mouldmakers and coremakers set up, adjust and operate various mouldmaking and coremaking machines to make sand and ceramics moulds and cores.
- Metal casters set up and operate various casting machines to cast ferrous and non-ferrous metal products; hand ladle and pour molten metal into moulds to produce castings.
- Foundry furnace operators operate furnaces used to melt metals for moulding and casting.
Outlook & Prospects for Foundry Workers in Moncton--Richibucto Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Freshii, a new restaurant franchise specializing in quick healthy meals will open at the northwest corner of Botsford and Main streets in the former Terre Verde store location. Started in New York city in 2005, the restaurant chain is a fast growing company with a 100 locations in eight countries and plans for rapid expansion. It is not immediately known when the new restaurant will open or how many people will be employed there.
- Caisse populaire Sud-Est branches in Notre-Dame, St-Paul, Richibucto-Village and Pointe-Sapin in southeast New Brunswick closed on November 29, 2013. The closures are attributable to declines in automated teller and in-person teller use due to the adoption of new technologies such as home computers and mobile devices. Five jobs will be affected by the closures. Caisse populaire Sud-Est has 12 other branches within southeast New Brunswick which remain open.
- H¿tel Shediac, a 60-room hotel located at 222 Belliveau Street in Shediac is expected to open in December. The construction of the hotel was started in May 2012 and the owners had originally planned the opening for June 2013. The hotel's website is now accepting reservations starting on December 15. The hotel also includes a St. James Gate restaurant.
- Cabela's Incorporated, a retail store specializing in hunting and fishing merchandise as well as other outdoors products, has announced it plans to open a 50,000 square-foot retail outlet in Moncton in 2015. The store will be located near the Mapleton Parkway and Trans-Canada Highway and will employ 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Cabela's operates 50 stores across North America, of which four are located in Canada.
- The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, located at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, and Boston-based biotech company New England Peptide, have announced the launch of Excipio Technologies Inc. This new startup biotech company has been created to commercialize a synthetic peptide called Vn96, used in the diagnoses of diseases. The new company is expected to create 12 to 15 highly-skilled biotech jobs in the next three years.
- KFC has closed the KFC restaurant on Coverdale Road in Riverview. Facing increasing competition from another restaurant franchise specializing in fried chicken, KFC is renovating most of its restaurants in Atlantic Canada but has decided not to continue operation of the Riverview location. Another KFC restaurant located in Quispamsis will also be closed.
- Oulton's Business College of Moncton and Crandall Unviersity of Moncton have signed an agreement that will benefit Oulton's business program students by providing them with credits toward Crandall University's bachelor's art degree in organizational management
- The Economical Insurance office located at 1600 Main Street in Moncton has closed, eliminating 22 jobs. Some employees who reported to the Moncton office will be transitioning to home offices. The company is streamlining its operations across the company.
- The New Brunswick Department of Energy has discovered significant potash reserves in southern NB. The government is engaging industry to see if it is interested in exploring the deposits further. While the world potash market has been experiencing rapid growth, a decision to pull out of a marketing consortium by Rusian producer Uralkali, sent stock prices plumeting in July 2013. However, the NB government is still optimistic that new mining projects can be considered.
- The East Side Mario's restaurant located at 99 Trinity Drive in Moncton has reopened after extensive renovations. The restaurant had closed on October 9 to proceed with the expansion.
- Collège Trans-Canada College, a Moncton truck driver training school, formerly know as GW Driver Training, is upgrading its facilities and services to address the truck driver shortage in New Brunswick. The company aims to improve their recruitment of students and the matching of graduates to employers. The college also plans to offer driver training in French in the coming months.
- Through the New Brunswick Government's One-Job Pledge initiative five Moncton-area businesses will receive funding to create a total of 34 jobs for post-secondary graduates. The program allows recent graduates the opportunity to gain on-the-job work experience. The government is providing $750,000 distributed among Oulton's College, Imperial Manufacturing, CBI Health Centre PC, Missing Link Technologies, and CGI Information Systems Management Consultant.
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