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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 Lethbridge--Medicine Hat 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
- IKEA Canada is partnering with Mainstream Renewable Power to purchase, operate and expand a 20-turbine wind farm near Pincher Creek
- The City of Lethbridge has renewed a three-year snow clearing contract with a local company, All Seasons Excavating Co. Ltd.
- The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has over $800,000 worth of infrastructure and maintenance projects for the 2013-14 school year
- The Government of Alberta is moving ahead with the Medicine Hat Detoxification and Residential Treatment Centre. Construction is expected to start in July 2014, with the building opening in late 2015.
- Cypress County is spending approximately $11M to construct regional water lines to the towns of Irvine and Walsh (available in French only)
- The Government of Alberta is investing $2M in synthetic biology research at the University of Lethbridge
- Ward Bros. Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $32.5 contract for the Crossings Ice Complex in Lethbridge. Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2013 and be complete by the end of 2015.
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